Bengaluru: Bangalore University (BU) has decided to digitise all student documents -- from academic year 2009 -- under the National Academic Depository (NAD). It was launched by the Universities Grants Commission (UGC).

Vice-chancellor, Professor Venugopal KR reportedly said on Wednesday (July 4) that the students of BU will be able to access their marksheets and degree certificates digitally soon.

Venugopal inaugurated NAD at the principal’s conclave here. The conclave saw a participation of over 600 principals from BU-affiliated colleges.

Students need to register on the NAD portal with or without Aadhaar card to download their certificates. 

This registration will not only simplify the process of certificate verification but also tackle the issue of fake certificates. The students will receive an OTP on the registered mobile number and a unique registration number.

Venugopal reportedly said that there is immense pressure on BU, with embassies of different countries and companies writing to them for verification. He also stated that this platform will make everything transparent and secure.

The university has inculcated digital evaluation system for this academic year. It has been set up for Rs 25 lakh with the help of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU).

Venugopal reportedly said that a person learning yoga will be better in studies. He was arguing that yoga is a major part of the education system. He said that if it is not taught by colleges voluntarily, the university will have to make it mandatory.

According to the authorities, courses in meditation, environment, waste management, Buddha and Ambedkar studies have been given importance this academic year. The colleges have been instructed to teach these, failure of which will lead the university to make it mandatory.