Mumbai : The University of Mumbai is planning to join the Global Document Authentication Network (GDAN) which works as a ‘wallet of documents’ where students can deposit their degree marksheets in electronic format for future use. The process allows student to share certified information with prospective employers or embassies.
At present, the verification procedures at embassies and foreign employers is time consuming and most of them have set mandatory verification processes. The costs including courier, manual handling of documents runs into tens of thousands of rupees. It is additional financial burden on students.
GDAN has partnered with more than 200 institutions in the country, 1,000s of employers and diplomatic missions of foreign countries that recruit Indians. They enable alumni/ job applicants to send certified and authenticated documents electronically, at cheaper costs.
In the current process, it takes up to two months of time and eventually several students lose their prospective opportunities.
Once the Mumbai University joins the GDAN network, students/alumni can get their certificate pre-certified, anytime, even before an employment letter is issued. The verification can be completed and the pre-certified document can be stored in their personal accounts.