In an another attempt by the government to make the admission process more transparent and free of fraud applicants, University Grants Commission (UGC) has made inclusion of Aadhaar number in degrees and certificates mandatory for the students. In addition to this UGC has also directed the universities to include the picture of the student.
A certain report suggests that UGC, in light of the Finance bill passed in Lok Sabha, has made the changes.Government has also made aadhaar number mandatory for filling the taxes.
More information on the report
- An official said "This notice from UGC comes in addition to the security features included in the degrees presented to students."
- UGC secretary, JS Sandhu, also directed the universities to include student's photograph and aadhaar number on certificates and degrees issued by the university to the student.
Benefits of adding Aadhaar number
- Adding aadhaar number will bring uniformity and transparency in the system of higher education across the country.
- Mark sheets and certificates with security features will prevent the duplication.
What universities need to do?
"You are also requested to inscribe the name of the institution in which a student is enrolled as well as the mode of delivery (regular, part-time or distance)," Sandhu said.
He further added "The standards applied for accreditation will be qualitative and can be adapted and applied to any of the types of educational institutions affiliated. The awarding of accreditation will signify that the school has met standards at an acceptable level and is willing to both maintain those standards and to improve in areas pointed out to them."