Frequently Asked

NDML Academic Depository has been formed to facilitate issuance, storage and access of academic awards in an online depository system on the pattern of Securities Depository.

Academic Institutions, Students and Verification Users (Background check agencies, Employers, Banks, Consulates, Academic Institutions) are the main stakeholders in NDML Academic Depository system.

NDML Academic Depository (NDMLAD) 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. NDMLAD promises to do away with difficulties / inefficiencies of collecting, maintaining, and presenting physical paper certificates. NDMLAD is not only a database copy of the certificate records for Academic Institutes but a complete system for Issuing Online Certificates to Well Identified and Registered Students. It will be an active online place for Students, Academic Institutes and Verification Users. NDMLAD brings in deterrence factor for people who wish to think that paper certificates can be easily forged / created and as verification processes are costly and inefficient they can use the arbitrage. By doing so it also brings trust and credibility to genuine certificate holders and makes their certificates trusted and easily accepted.

NDMLAD will develop an online portfolio of all education certificates which can be submitted easily for employment, higher education, and loan and are easily trusted and verified. NDMLAD integrates directly with Boards / Universities which issue Certificates and hence ensure Authenticity of Certificate Records.

Important services that NDML Academic Depository will provide:

  1. Disseminate Information about NDML Academic Depository System, its features & Participating Academic Institutes.
  2. Facilitate Academic Institutes to participate in NDML Academic Depository system.
  3. Facilitate & Train Academic Institutes to Securely Lodge Certificates in NDML Academic Depository system.
  4. Facilitate Academic Institutes to Update / Rectify the Certificate Records with updated / supplementary information.
  5. Relieve the burden of Academic Institutes in maintaining online database of academic certificates and providing verifications / duplicate certificates.
  6. Facilitate Academic Institutes to maintain important data masters.
  7. Facilitate Academic Institutes to Communicate with Students.
  8. Register Students on NDML Academic Depository System & Map Certificate Records to Students.
  9. Facilitate Issuance of Online & Physical Certificates to Students.
  10. Facilitate Students to access their Certificate Records at all times.
  11. .Facilitate Students to Authorise other Entities (Academic Institutes, Employers, Banks, VISA Consulates, Government Authorities) to access Digital Copy of the Certificate and Verify the details;
  12. .Facilitate Students to apply for and obtain Duplicate / Authenticated Copy of the Certificate.
  13. Develop a broader overview of the Indian Education sector and provide trends, observations and analytics on Enrolment, Progression, Preferences and Outcomes


NDML Academic Depository is an initiative of your Academic Institution NDML to provide Academic Certificates in digital format to students which are available for 24/7 online access to the students. This is an initiative jointly implemented by NDML with the respective Academic Institution to empower the students with online, permanent access. The certificates are digital and verifiable and hence are easily trusted by all users. NDMLAD is a significantly beneficial initiative for students.

  • Easily register using your Aadhaar details (time needed 5 - 6 minutes).
    • Step 1: Visit UIDAI Website and download a gist of your Aadhaar details. You need to keep your Aadhaar number ready, UIDAI will send you an OTP to verify you before providing you gist of Aadhaar details.
    • Step 2: Upload the Zip File downloaded from UIDAI on NDML Academic Depository website. NDML Academic Depository will use your Aadhaar details to create your verified NDML Academic Depository Account.
    • Step 3: Your Aadhaar details are presented on the screen, create your User ID, Password and it's done.
  • For your convenience a Demo of the process is available here:
  • Non AADHAAR based registration (requires verification): If Aadhaar is not available, register all your details on the system, upload your photo and signature image and create your preferred user ID and password. You also need to indicate the details of the Academic Institution which requested you to register / where you are studying / studied. NDML Academic Depository will issue Acknowledgement Number. Your registration details need to be verified by the Academic Institution as specified by you. Present the details to your Academic Institution to verify the same. Once the Academic Institution verifies the details, your account is activated and NDML Academic Depository ID is issued by NDML Academic Depository and is sent to your registered email ID.

In such a case, you can visit Aadhaar enrolment centre and apply for Aadhaar or update your mobile number in your Aadhaar record.

However, if you are not able to enrol for Aadhaar or update your mobile number, NDML Academic Depository facilitates you to register by declaring your details and create the registration. NDMLAD will give you ID, which can be used by you thereafter for logging in to NDMLAD. This ID will need to be verified by an Academic Institution which has joined NDMLAD.

NDML Academic Depository will make all your certificates which are lodged by participating academic institutes available in your online NDML Academic Depository account provided your Academic Institution has availed such facility/service from NDMl. You can access all the certificates at all times if your AI intends to provide such facility to its students.

Following needs to be ensured for this:

  • Your registration on NDMLAD is completed as per previous question.
  • You submit your Aadhaar / NDMLAD ID information to all your Academic Institutions.
  • Your Academic Institutions join NDMLAD and lodge your certificate records with your NDMLAD ID.

NDML ACADEMIC DEPOSITORY web Portal will maintain a list of all Academic Institutions which have joined NDMLAD. Please refer to same.

NDML Academic depository ensures the security, authenticity and verifiability of the certificates and bring “Trust” factor for genuine certificates. These are being issued by your Academic Institution directly using DSC and is the authorised platform for verifying these records. NDML Academic Depository will enable an online verification facility for verification users like employers.

NDML Academic Depository system provides significant operational and technical safeguards to ensure that certificate accuracy is ensured. Academic Institution directly upload and lodge the records in NDMLAD system after conducting thorough verification of certificate records and digitally signing the records being lodged.

However, if you ever find some discrepancy in your digital certificates, NDMLAD will facilitate you to lodge a grievance so that same can be taken up with concerned academic institution for verification / rectification.

Privacy of the data and records of each person is respected. Certificates can be accessed only by the student to whom it belongs or by authorised users (as identified by the lodging academic institution). Other Verification users as are specifically authorised by the Academic Institution& studentst can also access the certificate record. based on such service availed by AI.

Yes, you can share your award details with any Verifier through NDML Academic Depository system.

Student cannot upload award of this nature as only AI will be able to upload and lodge awards in NDMLAD. The student can ask NDMLAD for retrieval of an existing award and share it with Verifier.