With the aim of providing transparent, tamper-proof and paperless certificates, the Central Council of Secondary Education (CBSE) opted for a solution called ‘academic documents’ using Blockchain technology to register its achievement certificates in a chain structure. linked.
The “Academic Document BlockChain” can be used by various educational institutions for verification at the time of admission to graduate studies. It can also be used by companies for job offers.
This network is established with nodes in Bengaluru, Pune and Jaipur. Currently, the certificate chain is managed by NIC in its data centers.
Certificates of results are kept in a distributed manner at different locations involving multiple stakeholders, protecting them from any tampering attempt, as part of this technology, officials said.
“CBSE or ABCD’s (BlockChain) academic documents were compiled using Blockchain technology to store certificates in a linked chain structure. To begin with, the Central Council of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made digitally signed certificates for grades 10 and 12 available for the years 2019-2021 and will gradually push back the certificates from previous years in the coming months. “
“When issuing new certificates by the CBSE, the digitally signed certificates will be sent to the Blockchain-based system, creating an additional secure link,” said a senior CBSE official.
“One of the challenges generally encountered is verifying the authenticity of certificates produced by applicants for admissions, jobs, loans, among others. Verifying the accuracy and authenticity of certificates with the relevant universities or boards requires considerable effort and processing time. “
“Therefore, most of the time, institutes and organizations insist on the production of original certificates by applicants. Academic documents (BlockChain) address these challenges regarding the verification of documents produced by applicants,” added the official. .
The board of directors had previously developed its own digital academic repository called “Parinam Manjusha” in 2016. This repository was integrated into the digital lockers platform of the National Electronic Governance Division (NeGD).
“At present, results data for applicants in grades 10 and 12 of 18 years old – 2004 to 2021 – are available online for student download of digital academic documents and verification by employers and institutions. ‘Higher Education.
“Approximately 12 crores of real-time generated, digitally signed, QR code-based digital academic documents such as grade sheets, migration certificates and certificates of completion are available in this repository,” said the manager. of the CBSE.
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