The Telangana government has started an online Certificate verification system to reduce the cases of fake certificates. The first time in India, the government of Telangana has taken a step to collaborate the student database with technology.
This database will be open for the employer where they can enter the Hall ticket number of the student and check the authentication of marks and the certificates.
“This service will act as a deterrent for fake certificate racketeers because anybody, anywhere, and any time can verify the authenticity of certificates online. And, most importantly, it will be very useful in combating academic fraud and crime,” said T Papi Reddy, chairman, TSCHE. He added that at present, data for the past five academic years, 2011-2015, will be made available online. TOI
This service was provided earlier only to a limited number of persons with charges, but the government has made it free of cost and the details of the students JNTU University, Osmania University and Kakatiya, Satavahana, Palamuru universities will be made available.
Also, Times of India says the information of Post Graduates, Undergraduates, and professional Degree programs will be made online, http:www.tsche.ac.in and http:www.tsstudentverification.org.
The chairman is also considering the proposals of another 5 universities, Under this initiative, three kinds of services are provided –marks score verification, degree verification, and attendance verification. As of now, only marks score verification is made available online and to use it one need to know the university from which student passed out, type of degree, year appeared or passed, and hall ticket number.
The Database includes the student’s degree Name, Parents name. The City police Commissioner has advised adding the Aadhaar Card details to the Database, with students photograph.
“We are looking into those aspects. However, there are some challenges in attaching the picture as most of them are of poor quality and uploading them is a huge task,” an official involved in the process said.