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National Academic Depository (NAD)
National Academic Depository (NAD)

National Academic Depository (NAD) is an initiative of Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India (MHRD) to facilitate digital issuance, storage, access and verification of Academic Awards issued by Academic Institutions. NAD is a Unique, Innovative and Progressive initiative under “Digital India” theme towards achieving Digital enablement of the Education Records.

NAD aspires to make the vision of Digital Academic Certificates for every Indian a reality. This touches the lives of Indian youth and empowers them with Digital, Online, Trusted, Verifiable Certificates which are accessible in a secure manner at all times. NAD promises to do away with difficulties / inefficiencies of collecting, maintaining, and presenting physical paper certificates.

How to get registered in NAD?
All the students of Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, either currently studying or graduated since 2008 are required to get themselves registered in DigiLocker through the Student Registration Portal ( This registration has to be done by all the students of University Departments, Constituent Colleges.

Student Registration Portal Click here

NAD Website of DigiLocker Click here

The students need to register in DigiLocker and obtain a NAD ID only once. The same NAD ID has to be used for multiple degrees or higher education of the same student.

Students who have already registered themselves in NAD and holding a valid NAD ID are required to inform their Student Register Number provided by the University and the NAD ID obtained to the NAD Cell through their respective Department Level NAD Coordinator for linking and mapping activity.

NAD Cell of Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
Chettinad Academy of Research and Education is a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 offering courses in the Faculty of Medicine, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, Law, Architecture, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physiotherapy. NAD Cell of Chettinad Academy of Research and Education facilitates the registration of students on DigiLocker portal.

National Academic Depository (NAD) would be an online store house of all academic awards (certificates, diplomas, degrees, mark-sheets lodged by the academic institutions in a digital format. It will be on 24 x 7 online mode for making available academic awards and shall help in validating their authenticity, their safe storage and easy retrieval.

For any query related to DigiLocker Cell, Please contact:

Name:   Dr. S. Nirupa
Designation:  NAD Nodal Officer, CARE
Contact No.  +91 (0) 44-4742 9010
Email ID:

Name: Mrs. Gayathri
Designation : Programmer.
Contact No. +91 (0) 44-4742 9014 / (M) +91 73586 63003

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