In order to maintain database of academic qualification of students in a proper channelized way, the University of Mumbai is planning to set up a National Academic Depository (NAD). After the setup of this Depository the students of Mumbai University (MU) will be able to obtain their mark sheets and degrees from this portal and would not need to visit the university in person to collect the same.
The Depository is scheduled to come up from the next academic session. This would facilitate online verification and would allow a very easy retrieval of records for the students who become unable for various reasons to be physically present at the university to acquire their certificates and mark sheets. Since, the portal has the facility of online verification; it can also deal with issues related to forged certificates and take it down to minimum.
This Depository would further help in creating a data pool of students and their academic activities stored in single electronic storage which can get accessed by the authorities and could be provided to companies seeking for students to recruit from the university. The details would be made public only if the student in question has the consent for the same.
The system would not allow printing of physical mark sheets at the University and it would authorize digitally signed mark sheets instead. The students who are willing can use the NAD database to issue duplicate certificates if they seem to lose their original ones. Academic details of the students from different states, universities would also be available at the portal. Registration of students would be done only after verification of proof of identity of students.
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