Digital India: HRD promises digital degrees and certificates by 2017

Javadekar als said that the creation of a digital database will benefit recruiters who want to get the credentials of applicants. It will also eliminate the need to physically approach the institution for verification of the applicant’s records

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 12 Sep 2016 5:30 AM GMT

Digital India: HRD promises digital degrees and certificates by 2017
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New Delhi: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has expedited the work for digitization of degrees to be given to students from the 2017 academic session onwards. HRD minister, Prakash Javadekar, at the national conference for awareness on National Academic Depository said, “There is a need to take pledge and that pledge is by 2017, all degrees and board certificates, everything will go in digital format.”

He stated that apart from giving away certificates in digital format, every student will also get an opportunity to upload their other certificates and awards.

Javadekar said that the digitization is being done to increase educational participation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream project Digital India that will help to make the whole apparatus as digital.

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What else the minister said:

  • He also stated that students would be able to upload their record after proper authentication, to curb the business of fake educational degrees and mark-sheets
  • “Every student will also get an opportunity to put other awards which he has won earlier on it after proper authentication. So his profile is available in one click,” said the HRD minister.
  • Javadekar als said that the creation of a digital database will benefit recruiters who want to get the credentials of applicants. It will also eliminate the need to physically approach the institution for verification of the applicant’s records.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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