New Delhi, Sept 24 (TVN) In pursuit to achieve Digital Excellence, CBSE has  implemented “Emerging Technology” that is “BlockChain” for its results and academic documents.

Dr Antriksh Johri, Director (IT and Projects), CBSE said that CBSE in technical collaboration with Centre of Excellence for Block Chain Technology of National Informatics Centre under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) of the central government has come up with a solution using BlockChain Technology named as “Academic {BlockChain} Documents”.  BlockChain Technology ensures that academic documents are recorded in a secure and tamper proof manner. These academic documents can be accessed online one in a trusted and verifiable manner, he informed.

Recently CBSE also implemented Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for its totally digitised Affiliation System called SARAS (School Affiliation Re-Engineered Automation System).

According to Dr Johri, CBSE Academic BlockChain Documents (ABCD) has been established using Block Chain Technology to record the certificates in a linked chain structure. The result certificates are kept in a distributed manner at different locations involving multiple stakeholders, protecting it against any attempt of tampering. 

 To begin with, CBSE has made available the digitally signed certificates of Class X and XII for years 2019-2021 and will gradually push the certificates of previous years in the coming months.  

“BlockChain Technology records the data in a distributed ledger with ownership of all participating stakeholders. The data is recorded in the chain based on the consensus among the stakeholders and simultaneously replicated at all the locations in the distributed network of BlockChain nodes. This eliminates the dependency on a third party for verification. Data is linked and stored with cryptographic security so that it is immutable and traceable. The linking of the blocks in the block chain ensures that they cannot be tampered with and the data is trustable as it can be verified across the participating stakeholders”, informed Dr Antriksh Johri.

The Academic BlockChain Document can be used by various educational institutes for verification at the time of admission for higher studies and companies for job offers. It can also be used for the online counselling by the institutes, by integrating their systems with plug-in interfaces. The banks and financial institutions can also use this system for sanctioning of educational loans and merit-based scholarship based on the qualifications of the applicants. One can verify the authenticity of the certificates even after several years of issuance. It will provide the trail of all the insertions or changes made on a particular certificate. 

How to Use 

1.All users including students, educational institutions, employers can verify academic documents by visiting or CBSE Main website .
2.Click on “Verify” menu option on top menu bar available on home page. 
3.Select the class from the pop up. Input basic details like Roll No, Date of Birth (in case of Class X only), Exam Year, Exam Type and Student Name (partial) and press ‘Go’ to confirm. 
4.Once the details are validated, the marks statement (available presently) of the student is displayed.