Mumbai university (MU) mark sheets and degrees will soon be available just on one click.  From the next academic year (2015 – 2016) onwards, database on every MU student’s qualification will be systematically maintained on National Academic Depository (NAD) system. Also Read - West Bengal MBBS Seats Increased to 4,000: CM Mamata Banerjee

This tie-up of MU with NAD, will eliminate the need of Mumbai University students to run from pillar to post to obtain their very own certificates like mark sheets and convocation certificates. Also Read - Will Convert All State-Run Madrasas Into a General School: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

NAD maintains academic data of  each student enrolled by various Academic Institutions in an electronic form at the request of the individuals or Academic Institutions. It is a national database of students’ academic qualifications created and maintained in an electronic format. Also Read - Anything For Education: Goa Students Trek 3km Everyday to Reach Hilltop to Access Internet For Online Classes

However, MU is the third in the race to opt for e-data. CBSE’s Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) and Andhra Pradhesh Board’s Andhra Pradhesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET) has already registered themselves with NAD.

NAD will also provide other universities or employers, to easily access and verify academic records of any student applying in their organisation from MU. MU believes that in future, this technology will help to stop cases of fake academic certificates like mark sheets and convocation.

Once the results are declared, mark sheets will be available online on NAD. These e- mark sheets will have university watermark and digital signature. Access to MU certificates will be highly secured. Only students and authorised institutions will be given access to download and print the e-certificates from anywhere. Even convocation certificates will be stored in the depository system in a downloadable image format. In case of lost certificates, students can access NAD to avail duplicate certificates and attested copies.

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