|Benefits of National Academic Depository explained|
JALUKBARI, July 16 - A national-level review meeting of the National Academic Depository (NAD) was held at Gauhati University on Monday, where experts from the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the National Securities Depository Limited explained the process of getting registered with NAD and outlined its advantages to students, employers and academics.
UGC education officer Dr Nikhil Kumar said the NAD was established by the Union government to bring administrative and academic reforms, and is a 24x7 online storehouse of all academic certificates, diplomas, degrees and marksheets, which are digitized and filed by academic institutions. This ensures easy access to and retrieval of an academic award, and also guarantees its authenticity and safe storage.
The experts said students were no longer required to carry their original certificates and marksheets everywhere for job interviews and recruitments, and urged educational institutions to take advantage of NAD.
GU Registrar Prof Nani Gopal Mahanta spoke about the importance of digitization of academic awards with respect to students residing in far-flung areas. He said NAD will revolutionise the academic system of the country in terms of accessibility of information by students.