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About National Academic Depository

The vision of National Academic Depository (NAD) is born out of an initiative to provide an online store house of all academic awards. National Academic Depository (NAD) is a 24X7 online store house of all academic awards viz.certificates, diplomas, degrees, mark-sheets 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.

Current Institutions on Board

CDSL Ventures Limited (CVL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Central Depository Services (India) Limited [CDSL], a leading securities depository in the country. CVL derives its confidence from its team, which has a Securities Market Domain Expertise. CVL has in place stringent policies and systems to ensure availability, integrity and confidentiality of data. CVL is the first and largest KYC Registration Agency (KRA) in India.
In addition, to the securities market, CVL also offers the services of an Academic Depository to all Academic Institutions (AI) through the CVL National Academic Depository (CVL NAD). CVL NAD is a system of creating and holding award details in electronic form and making them available for verification to employers and other AIs.
CVL NAD aims to bring in a wide range of benefits to Academic Institutions (AI), Students, Employers and Verifiers in the form of enhanced transparency, reduction in costs, better service standards and above all, mitigating reputation risk by eliminating fake and forged certificates.
CVL NAD, therefore, offer services for the implementation of a cost effective, convenient and completely secure digital Academic depository solution.

On Board NAD : CVL

"NSDL Database Management Limited (NDML) has been appointed as Depository of NAD. NDML is a subsidiary of “National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL)". NSDL has pioneered the demat revolution in securities markets and supports 89% of the market.

NSDL Group has developed and implemented large projects of national importance such as - Tax Information System for Central Board of Direct Taxes, Central Record Agency (CRA) for National Pension System, SEZ Online for Ministry of Commerce & Industries, National Skills Registry for NASSCOM, National Insurance Repository for IRDA, National Payment Service Platform for Ministry of Information and Technology, KYC Registration Agency for SEBI, amongst others. NDML invites you to join NAD.

On Board NAD : NDML

Academic Institutions on Board

AI Registered Onboard (Click here)

Students Registered


(As on 30.04.2020)



(As on 30.04.2020)



(As on 30.04.2020)

NAD Contact

Dr.Surender Singh (Joint Sceretary)
Email: support-nad[at]gov[dot]in
Tel: 011-23238865

Add: UGC-NAD Cell
South Campus,University of Delhi,
Benito Juarez Marg, New Delhi - 110021

Depository Contacts

CDSL Ventures Limited
Email ID: nad[at]cdslindia[dot]com
Phone: (+91) 022 - 2305 8760, 022 - 2305 8761

NSDL Database Management Limited
Email ID: nad[at]nsdl[dot]co[dot]in
Phone: 022 – 4914 2541 / 2587 /  2504

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