Delhi University will start an “online gateway” July 1 for students and alumni to apply for important documents including marksheets, degrees and migration certificates, said official sources. However, no electronic copies of these documents will be made available, the sources added.
“We are only opening an online gateway through which alumni and students can apply for important documents, and pay the fees too. However, the documents will have to be collected physically. We did this because it is a cumbersome task to stand in a queue just to fill an application form and pay fees,” an examination branch official told The Indian Express Sunday.
The official, however, dismissed reports that “electronic copies” of these documents would be made available to people at their “desired destinations”. “This is not possible at all. What would be the veracity of such documents, and which institution or company will accept these electronic copies?”
The official said, “The only thing which we can do is to help our alumni if they ever need to verify their degree. If their employer sends us an email asking us if the marksheet or degree is original, we will be able to send in a two-line confirmation with details of the document, because of this process.”
The move comes at a time when there is controversy swirling around the authenticity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BA degree from the university.
DU is already in the process of digitising marksheets of recent years.
Undergraduate students, including those enrolled in the School of Open Learning and Women’s Non-Collegiate Board, were given online marksheets last year, and postgraduate marksheets of nine departments were also made available online.