MHRD has appointed NSDL Database Management Limited (NDML) for setting up and implementing the National Academic Depository (NAD). Bhartiya Skill Development University has joined NAD through NDML.
The salient points on NAD are provided below :
NAD in brief: NAD is a Unique, Innovative and Progressive step towards achieving Digital enablement of the Education Records. NAD aspires to make the vision of Digital Academic Certificates for every Indian a reality. NAD will develop an online portfolio of all education certificates across Academic Institutes (Universities / Institutes / Boards) which can be submitted easily for employment, higher education, and loan and is easily trusted and verified. NAD integrates directly with Boards / Universities which issue Certificates and hence ensures Authenticity of Certificate Records.
Benefit of NAD to Academic Institutions: NAD will provide a technology edge to academic institutions. They can issue and maintain all their records in electronic format without incurring investment, costs and maintenance efforts. Institutions can also provide all certificate related services to Students and Verifiers digitally without having to deploy manpower and computing resources. The certificates are digitally delivered to the students and can be easily verified online and hence evoke trust and confidence. NAD brings in a strong deterrence mechanism in the form of online verifiability and hence helps to eliminate fake and forged certificates.
NAD Process: University / Boards will directly lodge the academic awards in NAD system in a secure online process. The records will identify the details of the students to whom such records belong by indicating the Aadhaar number of the certificate holder. Records can be accessed by students, and verifiers (academic institutions granting admission for higher education, prospective employers, background checkers etc.) based on consent of the student.
Student registrations on NAD :- Students are requested to visit on link and complete the registration on NAD