To end the increasing use of fake degrees and certificates by undeserving candidates to land jobs in companies, the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University or JNTU has decided to put copies of the awarded degrees online for the employers to crosscheck the documents.
The web portal address would also be added on all the certificates issued by the university. Employers can verify the authenticity at ease.
Following the trend, other universities in the state may follow the same pattern soon.
Recently, the umbrella body for IT firms, NASSCOM had appealed Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao to initiate steps to curb the fake certificates in the state.
Dr. NV Ramana Rao, Registrar, JNTU Hyderabad said, “Any company can check the authenticity of a candidate and it will be done fast, so even the candidates will not have to suffer. We will give the details of all certificates so companies can check the authenticity of the candidates they are hiring”.