Centre unveils national database on academic qualification
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, July 25: Incidences of forged certificates could soon become a thing of the past with the Government today unveiling a pilot project which would be the national database of storing academic qualifications in an electronic format.
The database by National Academy Depository would facilitate online verification of academic awards issued by boards and universities, thereby identifying attempts made to use fake and forged academic certificates.
Students can also overcome their fear of losing a certificate as they too can can access the database anytime and anywhere.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which had initiated the pilot project, would make available the database of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2011 and CBSE Board XII exam 2011 on this interface to begin with.
"This will be a national database for all academic qualification in electronic format. It would facilitate online verification of academic awards and therefore we can identify which are fake and genuine degrees," HRD Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters here.
The pilot programme was undertaken by Central Depository Services and National Securities Depositories, the only two depositories registered with SEBI.
The Government has already drafted a legislation in this regard and it has been approved by the Union Cabinet and would be presented in Parliament in the upcoming Monsoon Session, he said.
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