The Ministry of Human Resource Development is taking some major steps in order to curb the flow of fake college degrees and other documents. A workshop will be held in New Delhi by the University Grants Commission (UGC) which will include officials from government funded universities and institutions.
In this workshop, these officials will receive training on the creation and curation of digital documents on the National Academic Depository or NAD. This will be instrumental in putting a stop to the slew of fake degrees that are currently floating out there.
This will also help those seeking to hire people for their companies as degrees and mark sheets will be readily available online, thus allowing recruiters to get a better idea of the people they’re hiring. This will save the trouble for the candidates to personally walk up to their college and get a physical copy of their degree or mark sheets.
Not to mention the fact that the documents will remain secure forever if they’re uploaded online. Physical certificates/documents will always be vulnerable to forces of nature (water, fire, etc), so this is clearly a step in the right direction by the government.