The Future of Digital
Student Data Portability

C-NAD, CDSL's National Academic Depository Update

May 19, 2016
9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.


Amee Shroff
CDSL Central Depository Services (India) Limited
Ms. Amee Shroff has been associated with CDSL, for the past 16 years. She has broad knowledge of compliance, finance, capital markets, equities and business strategy. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with multilingual abilities & client relationship management. During her tenure of more than 16 years with the company, she has been involved with Business Development, Operations, New & Special Projects and International Relations. She has been handling CDSL’s interface with the World Associations/ACG/Global Custodians by having contributed significantly in helping CDSL to be acknowledged globally for its achievements. She has been Instrumental in developing channel for dialogue with other international organizations. Has played a key role in advancing the organization's efforts to promote cooperation, information exchanges, best practices and cross-border relationships among Central Securities Depositories (CSD’s). Played an important role in the New Projects Department in identifying areas for New Projects like e-stamp, KYC for Mutual Funds, e Voting system for Corporates. Worked on the Document Management & Electronic Depository of Certificates (DMEDC) Project floated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Responsible for entire co-ordination, supervision and execution of solutions for National Academic Depository which holds academic awards of persons issued by Academic Institutions in an electronic form. Her academic credentials include a Master’s degree in Commerce from University of Mumbai (India) and Post-Graduation in Business Management from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (India). Certificate Program on Capital Markets from Bombay Stock Exchange Limited, Jamanalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies & University of Mumbai.
Sahil Gandhi
Assistant Manager, Information Technology
CDSL Central Depository Services (India) Limited




CDSL’s National Academic Depository(C-NAD) has been conceptualized to hold all types of Academic awards offered by Academic Institutions in digital form. C-NAD aims at doing away with difficulties of collecting, maintaining and presenting physical paper certificates. It will also verify the awards issued by various Academic Institutions to Individuals. C-NAD brings in deterrence factor for people who wish to think that paper certificates can be easily forged / created. Additional benefits of the C-NAD are:  Develop a broader overview of the Education sector and provide trends, observations and analytics on Enrollment, Progression, Preferences, etc. on a centralized national database.  Obviate the need to generate true copies of awards. The Depository has overcome a few challenges, with respect to Academic diversity in terms of types of awards and the audience which ranged from high school-goers to those who are employed/employable, hardware, software, logistics and acceptance of C-NAD. It needs collaborative efforts of IT, education, planning, legal and media professionals. If planned meticulously and established successfully, the C-NAD would be useful to the Student, educational faculty, employers and other agencies who wish to access/verify students’ academic details. C-NAD: A Digital, Online, Trusted, Verifiable system which is accessible in a secure manner to all authorized users at all times.

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