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UGC wants security features in mark sheets, certificates

By EMN Updated: May 30, 2019 12:12 am

Dimapur, May 29 (EMN): The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed educational establishments to introduce security features in mark sheets and certificates issued by universities to students enrolled in different programmes of study.
While such features are useful for the purposes of verification and curbing duplication, they help in introducing uniformity across the system of higher education in the country, updates stated on Wednesday.

The government’s publicity agency, the department of Information and Public Relations (IPR) gave updates on Wednesday about the UGC’s directive.

The UGC’s secretary, Prof. Rajnish Jain issued the notice dated May 24 directing those in concern to introduce identification mechanisms such as photographs of the student, hologram of the institute and QR code in the certificates.

“Such inscriptions, it would agree, would go a long way in uniformity marking a student’s personal identity and other associated details,” the updates stated.

Further, the notice directed inscribing the name and place of the institution in which a student has studied as well as the mode of delivery (regular, part-time or distance) of the programme.

“It is important that these details are mentioned correctly on academic certificates which are used by students throughout their lives for various purposes and ends. Immediately implement these orders in the interest of students to prevent malpractices,” the IPR stated.

By EMN Updated: May 30, 2019 12:12:44 am