Now HRD ministry is working to ensure that from 2017 session onwards students receive their degreed online in digital format.
"There is a need to take pledge and that pledge is by 2017, all degrees and board certificates, everything will go in digital format," HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said.
Javadekar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Digital India campaign and wants to make the whole apparatus as digital.
He also said "apart from giving away certificates in digital format, every student will also get an opportunity to upload their other certificates and awards."
"Every student will also get an opportunity to put other awards which he has won earlier on it after proper authentication. So his whole profile is available in one click," Javadekar said.
According to the reports HRD ministry is working tirelessly on setting up virtual databases in order to distribute the academic records to the students in digital format. It will also help in curbing the menace of fake educational degrees.
It will also benefit the recruiters who want to see the credentials of the candidates. They will be able to do so online and need not approach the university in person.
Noting that there is a need to prepare the mindset to change, Javadekar said that "the problem today was that although change is taking place at a fast pace in the world, minds are not changing with that pace."