The National Academic Depository (NAD) is an initiative of the Ministry of Education (MoE), which provides a 24X7 online storehouse of all academic awards viz. certificates, diplomas, degrees, mark-sheets, etc. duly digitized and lodged by academic institutions. NAD not only ensures easy access to and retrieval of an academic award but also validates and guarantees its authenticity and safe storage.
The MoE has authorized University Grants Commission (UGC) to implement NAD as a permanent scheme through a single depository DigiLocker.