Manual degree verification is cumbersome and time-consuming. Identifying the pain points of the universities and the students, the Cochin University of Science and Technology is soon to introduce an online direct verification system to ease out the process of degree verification.
The idea is to evolve an integrated online network and boost the quality of services being offered to the students and their potential employers. Students need not wait for the manual verification of their certificates through postal service, once system automation gets possible.
“The idea is to simplify the process of verifying the authenticity of the degree certificates by going the digital way. All systems would be in place to ensure a speedy delivery of results, which would ultimately help our students and also the industry that absorb them, “asserted J. Letha, Vice Chancellor, as reported by Hindu. The technology would be made available on the university’s website, where the details have to be typed in.
The scanned certificates would be uploaded online and university could certify the authenticity of the certificates, attesting a seal and unique serial number to it. The Controller of Examinations would respond to the requests by using digital embedding to certify the documents verified. The system would also help anyone to cross-check or re-verify the certificates from the other major universities.
The online methodology will not only simplify the process of background verification but also speed and scale up the process for increased effectiveness and efficiency. The conventional manual method, takes at least 40 to 60 days for certificate verification, the boost will ensure streamlining of the manual processes.
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