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.
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.
Ans: You can visit www.nad.gov.in to select the NAD DigiLocker for availing NAD services.
Ans: NAD provides a 24x7 digital online system for lodging, retrieval, authentication and verification of academic awards in digital format for the students and other NAD users. Students receive digital and authenticated copy of their academic awards with prescribed security features which are easily accepted by all users. A student by registering onto NAD can avail services like access, verification and authentication of its own academic awards in a digital format.
Ans: You can visit www.nad.gov.in or nad.digitallocker.gov.in and then click Student on the menu bar. The page gets redirected to the student page and then register themselves by using their Aadhaar ID or Mobile Number.
Ans: Yes, one can register in NAD.
Ans: NAD will make all academic awards lodged by participating Academic Institutions available in your online NAD account. You can access all of your certificates digitally placed in your account at all times.
Ans: NAD portal and NAD DigiLocker website will maintain a list of all Academic Institutions which are participating in NAD. For details please visit www.nad.gov.in
Ans: Your academic institution is responsible for the authenticity of your award data. NAD maintains the authenticity, integrity and confidentiality of the academic award database.
Ans: NAD framework respects privacy of the data. Your certificates can be accessed only by you. Other verification users can also access your certificate record only after your consent and authorization.
Ans: If some employer requests for a verification of your certificate record, NAD will notify you by sending an email / SMS on your registered details.
Ans: You have to approach the AI to seed your Aadhaar / Mobile Number in your award data already uploaded on NAD. AI will facilitate seeding of Aadhaar/Mobile Number into all of your awards digitally uploaded onto NAD.
Ans: No. You have to get registered with NAD to give consent / disapproval for any verification request.
Ans: If you do not accord approval / rejection within reasonable time, the request is considered as infructuous and becomes ineffective.
Ans: Student cannot upload award of this nature as only AI will be able to upload and lodge awards in NAD.The student can only ask NAD for retrieval of an existing award and share it with verifier.
Ans: The responsibility for accuracy and authenticity of certificate records and identity of the students rests with you. Therefore, you need to ensure that certificate data is thoroughly verified and authorised persons lodge the records in NAD under their digital signatures.
In order to create an institutional framework for operating NAD services, it is suggested that a Nodal NAD Cell be created in all AIs and such cell ensures that various NAD functions are effectively executed. The Cell will be the nodal point of contact with the selected Depository and should comprise of officers with adequate technical knowledge.
Ans: While lodging the records in NAD you need to seed the Aadhaar / Mobile Number of the student so that the certificates are mapped directly to students’ awards and securely made available to them. Seeding of Aadhaar / Mobile Number can be facilitated by you or affiliated colleges of your institution.
Ans: NAD will issue a DigiLocker ID to each certificate record in NAD.
Ans: No, consent will be given by the student only. However, consent from the student for sharing of the academic awards/data shall not be required in cases like verification sought by statutory bodies/constitutional bodies/investigating agencies during the course of any enquiry/investigation.
Ans: You can submit verifier registration form to the NAD DigiLocker to create users to use NAD.
Ans: This can be done online using your Aadhaar/Mobile Number.
Ans: The certificate would be made available to you within 24 hours for verification after the student consent is received.
Ans: If the student does not accord approval within reasonable time, the request is dropped. You will be required to raise a fresh request, if you wish to verify the said award.