To facilitate students in clearing backlogs, receiving their degrees and accessing their records, Delhi University shall issue digital degrees along with a Digilocker database to students that graduated between 2017 and 2019 within one month.
On 27 February 2021, Delhi University held its 97th convocation and awarded digital degrees to over 1.78 lakh students. A ‘digilocker’ database has also been created and data already transferred to facilitate students who have graduated since 2017 to access their academic records and mark sheets. Digital degrees for those who graduated between 2017-2019 have also been readied for issuance.
“It was for the first time that such digital degrees were awarded to undergraduate and postgraduate students with the click of a button on the convocation day itself.”DU’s acting Vice-Chancellor P.C. Joshi told The Hindu
This will further facilitate students in clearing backlogs as well.
“Undergraduate and postgraduate digital degrees for those three years will be released soon. The data is ready. The printing of degrees of those who graduated in 2017 is also ready. Printing for the other two years are almost done and will be sent to colleges subsequently. This will help in clearing the backlog which has been accumulating over a long period of time.”Mr. D.S. Rawat, Dean (Examinations) of the varsity.
“Our aim is that by the time the 2021 convocation arrives, we are ready with both the digital and printed degrees for that batch. It will eliminate the delay that students usually face in receiving their degrees.”added Mr Rawat, saying that PhD degrees cannot be issued digitally due to the different thesis titles.
According to officials, new forms for exam registration, seeking information like enrolment numbers, will also be issued in the upcoming semesters to ensure that anomalies in data collection can be rectified before the degrees are issued. “Earlier, we used to take data from colleges and at times there were a few lapses.
However, in the new forms, students will have to fill out their enrolment numbers as well as their names in Hindi. The University usually requires these two things from respective colleges. The admit cards and mark sheets issued will also have the same details. “The fact that students will have to repeat this process every semester, by the time they graduate and degrees are issued, the process will ensure that all the details are correct and rectified if required,” explained Mr Rawat. Hence, the movie is also expected to avoid lapses.
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