NIT Delhi makes its certificates and mark sheets unforgeable
Institute implements Authenticate's solution to prevent forgery of its documents and shows a way to solve this problem for higher education
New Delhi, India – November 12, 2014 - Authenticate Pte Ltd., provider of a highly secure technology that prevents forgery of documents, announced that National Institute of Technology, Delhi (NIT) has implemented the solution to make their student’s educational documents unforgeable. All certificates and mark sheets issued by the institute will now carry a secure code which prevents their forgery. Moreover, these documents can be validated by any person using a common smartphone.
India’s education system suffers due to the existence of thousands of illegal degree mills that produce millions of fake and forged documents every year. These documents range from birth certificates to mark sheets and degrees. Not only the country’s reputation gets tarnished internationally, it also puts wrong people in responsible positions and fuels multi-layered corruption. Righteous students of an institution for which fake degrees are available suffer too. Their degrees are devalued and they have to compete with undeserving candidates with fake degrees.
NIT Delhi’s endeavour and commitment is to provide world class education to its students. In addition to educational excellence, their effort is to instil sharp focus on good moral values and ethics. To counter malpractices in the education system, NIT has taken a positive initiative to proactively safeguard their student mark sheets and certificates from forgery. Professor Ajay K Sharma, Director, NIT Delhi said, “Change is always in our hands, and at NIT we will always take every step to ensure that we secure the future of our students. Authenticate’s solution helps us to make all our documents unforgeable.”
Authenticate’s solution works by encrypting the important data of a document into a highly secured two-dimensional barcode which then becomes a part of the document. This barcode contains the original data encrypted using highly complex algorithms, making the document unforgeable. Anyone with a common smartphone can scan this code using Authenticate’s freely available application (on the website of NIT Delhi) to validate the original data which the app decrypts from the barcode. What makes this solution really practical is also the fact that this mobile application works even in the offline mode without an internet connection. The app is available for both Android and iOS devices.
Sunil Rai, Director of Sales, Authenticate India said “There are millions of people with fake degrees and diplomas in every country, including India. Authenticate protects the reputation and name of educational institutions by making their documents unforgeable and empowers a common man to validate the authenticity of those documents. We are happy that NIT understands the importance of the solution and is setting an example for other educational institutions.”
About NIT Delhi
National Institute of Technology, Delhi is one of the thirty NIT(s) established in the year 2010 by an act of parliament and has been declared as an institute of national importance. NIT Delhi is an autonomous institute which functions under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. It aims to provide instructions and research facilities in various disciplines of Engineering, Science and Technology, Management, Social Sciences and Humanities for advance learning and dissemination of knowledge. The mission of NIT Delhi is to produce human resource, those who are creative, competitive and innovative with high intellect and ethical values. The Institute is imparting holistic education, along with inculcating high moral values in its students.
Authenticate Pte Ltd is a global company, headquartered in Singapore. Authenticate protects organizations and educational institutions from counterfeits, fakes and scams by making their documents unforgeable. Its technology encrypts the content of documents into a highly secure code which when placed on a document makes it unforgeable. Moreover, Authenticate transfers the power to validate the authenticity of those documents by anyone - using a common smartphone. For more information, visit www.authenticatex.com.
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