National Academic Depository (NAD)
National Academic Depository (NAD) is born out of an initiative to provide an online store house of all academic awards. National Academic Depository (NAD) is a 24X7 online store house of all academic awards viz.certificates, diplomas, degrees, mark-sheets etc. duly digitised and lodged by academic institutions / boards / eligibility assessment bodies. NAD not only ensures easy access to and retrieval of an academic award but also validates and guarantees its authenticity and safe storage.
As per the decision of the Ministry of Education, DigiLocker is now the sole repository for National Academic Depository (NAD),and academic institutions are requested to onboard NAD through Digi ocker only. Academic Institutions who have already deposited their academic data to the former depositories i.e. NDML or CVL can now instruct them via emailto transfer the data as per the directions of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Academic Bank of Credits (ABC)
Government of India, Under National Education Policy-2020,intends to enable students across the nation with the "Academic Bank of Credits" (ABC) system for fulfilling their thirst for knowledge by providing academic flexibility to pick and modify their educational paths,link diverse disciplines, and assist them in acquiring the proper foundations and building blocks for their ambitions.
The "Academic Bank of Credits" (ABC) is an educational digital platform created to faciltate students' seamless mobility between or within degree-granting Higher Education Institutions (HEls) through a formal system of credit recognition, credit accumulation, credit transfers, and credit redemption in order to promote distributed and flexible teaching and learning. The ABC platform will provide students with the opportunity to register for a unique ABC ID, an interactive dashboard to see their credit accumulation, and options to begin a choice-based credit transfer mechanism.
ABC can be considered as an authentic reference to check the credit record of any student at any given pointin time.