Union Education Minister DharmendraPradhan announced that 25 crore APAAR IDs have been generated by 15,000 academic institutions during a national conference on Automated Permanent Academic Account Registry (APAAR). Over 35 lakh academic records have been mapped with APAAR. The Ministry of Education initiated APAAR ID to create a unified student ID consolidating all academic records, including degrees and certificates, linked to the Academic Bank of Credit (ABC) of a student. Notably, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has generated the highest number of APAAR IDs, with 20.38 lakh, and uploaded 32 lakh academic records. IGNOU's Vice Chancellor Nageshwar Rao mentioned that degrees will be given to students on the same day via the National Academic Depository (NAD) during the upcoming convocation. Harsingh Gaur VishwavidyalayaYashwant Rao Chavan State Open University, and Veer Narmada South Gujarat University have also actively participated in generating APAAR IDs and uploading academic records. Pradhan highlighted that APAAR is a new digital public infrastructure, with India accounting for 19 out of 53 Digital Public Infrastructures worldwide. With the National Education Policy (NEP), regulatory bodies have collaborated to integrate credits, enabling migration and integration within the credit ecosystem. Pradhan urged all institutes to adopt the credit system by 2024-25 in a phased manner.

Source-EduMinofIndia