Kerala: Document digitisation to help devise HRD policies

The project is implemented in tune with the Digital India project

KOCHI: Digitisation of academic documents of universities will facilitate the Union Government to formulate long-term policies for human resource development, according to Ishita Roy, joint secretary, Higher Education Department-MHRD & National Mission Director, Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). The digitising of university awards and its 24x7avilability with authenticity will help prevent all certificate manipulations once and for all, she added.

Ms Ishita Roy was inaugurating the regional training workshop on National Academic Depository for South Indian states at Cochin University of Science and Technology on Monday. University awards such as degree certificates, mark lists, provisional certificates and migration- transcript documents are going to be digitalised by the National Academic Depository (NAD), shortly. The digitisation will help university students to keep all the documents safe and secure which will improve the environment for their employability, she added.

Cusat Vice Chancellor Dr. J. Letha presided over the function. Mr Samar Banwat, Executive Vice President, NSDL, Mr P. S. Reddy M.D&CEO, Central Depository Services Limited, Dr. K. Paulose Jacob, pro-vice-chancellor, Cusat and Dr S. David Peter, registrar, Cusat, spoke on the occasion. PVCs, deans, registrars and controllers of examination of South Indian universities attended the event. The project is implemented in tune with the Digital India project and will ensure the safe keeping of all certificates the way the Demat documents of stock exchanges are facilitated by National Securities Depository Ltd and Central Depository Services Ltd jointly.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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