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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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    Q: What is National Academic Depository (NAD)?

    Ans: National Academic Depository (NAD) is a 24X7 online store house of all academic awards viz.certificates, diplomas, degrees, marksheets etc.duly digitised and lodged by academic institutions / boards / eligibility assessment bodies. NAD not only ensures easy access to and retrieval of an academic award but also validates and guarantees its authenticity and safe storage.

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    Q: Who are the stake-holders in NAD?

    Ans: (a) Students & other academic award holders, (b) Academic Institutions/Boards/Eligibility assessment bodies, (c) Verifying Entities i.e. banks, employer companies (domestic & overseas), Government entities, academic institutions/boards/eligibility assessment bodies (domestic and overseas) etc.

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    Q: How do I/we register myself/ourselves in NAD?

    Ans: You can visit to select the NAD DigiLocker for availing NAD services.


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