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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 does NAD operate and who provides the Depository Services under NAD?

    Ans: NAD comprises of two inter-operable digital depositories i.e. CDSL Ventures Limited (CVL) and NSDL Database Management Limited (NDML). Several NAD services like lodging, access, verification and authentication of academic awards are provided through NAD in a digital format. Digital and authenticated copy of academic awards with prescribed security features is provided to a student and/or a verifier by either of the depositories.

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

    Ans: You can visit to select either of the depositories for availing NAD services.


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