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Education Ministry looks to integrate National Academic Depository with Aadhaar for ‘verification’ purposes

Bank and Aadhaar details of faculty members may also be subjected to authentication via a common portal.

Aadhaar, PAN Card

India's Ministry of Education is looking to develop an app that can link the National Academic Depository, which is an online database for students to store their degrees, certificates, etc., with the Aadhaar database and DigiLocker. According to two different 'problem statements' for the Smart India Hackathon 2022 issued by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), the council and the Ministry of Education aim to track students and colleges to help them in developing an app that can help in  — Student identification AICTE-approved college tracking Distribution of fellowships Grants and training Currently, the AICTE said that it does not have a singular point for undertaking such processes and "hence to track the huge number manually is hectic and a time taking process due to which many students and graduates may miss out on important opportunities." This comes…

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