Delhi University (DU) recently informed a single Judge Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh that it has activated the online portal for issuance of digital degree certificates i.e. www.digicerti.du.ac.in.
After registering themselves and giving details with respect to their academic qualification, name of their college, etc, a digital degree certificate shall be issued by Delhi University, the Court was informed.
“The issuance of similar digital degree certificates duly verified by two officials of the Delhi University and digitally signed by the Authorised Officer of the varsity would in the court’s opinion, satisfy the purpose of the petitioners.”the bench said in its order on August 7.
The development came pursuant to several petitions by former Delhi University students seeking issuance of degrees on an urgent basis. Upon inquiry, it was found that the varsity was unable to print degrees due to lack of printing facilities.
The Court eventually directed DU to come up with a protocol for issuance of digital degree certificates and appointed a Committee for that purpose.
In compliance with the Court’s order, the Committee met with DU officials and a sample digital degree certificate was paced before the Court.
“Upon the same being completed by the students, the digital degree certificates for the students shall be issued within a maximum period of one week, after completing the verification, etc.”they submitted before the High Court.
They also added that all such students who require their digital degree certificates due to any urgent deadlines, etc, are free to register on the portal and the varsity officials shall ensure that their digital degree certificates are issued within a period of one week from registration.
Satisfied with the contents of the degree, the Court ordered,
Insofar as Petitioners in these petitions are concerned, it is directed that the digital degree certificates for all of them be issued by e-mail, on or before 13th August, 2020.