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Jamia Millia Islamia Hosts Digital Academic Depositories Workshop for Students

October 12, 2016 04:54 PM 2 minute read , Others , Jamia Millia Islamia

Jamia Millia Islamia Hosts Digital Academic Depositories Workshop for Students

A national level training workshop was organised at Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi on 7th October. The workshop was organised following Central government’s plan to establish a digital depository of academic awards for students across the country.

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The new initiative will be better known as National Academic Depository (NAD). It will be on the pattern of securities depository giving the students an opportunity to access their mark- sheets, certificates, and other documents.


While addressing the inaugural session of the workshop, Mamta R Agarwal, Joint Secretary, UGC said that academic awards are to be stored in digital depositary like shares. A student can access his/her certificates 24x7 hours . She was seeking cooperation from students and teachers in making digital depository a reality to bring more transparency. Both, the students and universities, are to be benefited from it.

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More facts about NAD :

  • NAD is a step towards the Digital India vision of PM Narendra Modi
  • It is an initiative of the ministry of Human Resource Development
  • It was launched by Prakash Javedekar, Union HRD Minister, on 9th September 2016
  • Digitalised process will help students to access their degrees without any hassles
  • NAD would help in validating the authenticity
  • It will also ensure safe storage and easy retrieval
  • All the academic awards of students will be maintained in a digital depository
  • It would provide benefits to students, educational institutions, and employees.
  • It will also eliminate fraudulent practices such as forging of mark-sheets and certificates

Professor Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, JMI in his keynote address termed NAD as an important milestone and a much-needed development in the country. He said that often degrees pile up and offices get overcrowded with files. It is a wonderful idea that needs to be accomplished. It will be very useful to students and turn out to be a foolproof system.

Other speakers present on the occasion were:

  • PS Reddy, CEO and MD, Central Depository Services Limited
  • Samar Banwat, EVP, National Securities Depository Limited

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