Shri Kapil Sibal elaborates that these e-certificates will cut down the time lag for issuing the certificate from 6-8 months to 6 days. Similarly, whenever an institution writes to UGC for verification of authenticity of the NET Certificate presented by the candidates, the authenticity of the certificate will now be done within a span of 24 hours as against the earlier 4 months.
It takes the issue of certificate authenticity very seriously. The e-Certificates are provided in the form of a "locked" PDF file. This coupled with our authentication process means that we have done our utmost to protect e-Certificates from most forms of tampering.
We have developed a verification process to authenticate e-Certificate. To check the validity of a e-Certificate go at your accreditation provider's (University, School, College) website and click on a link e-Certificate Verification.