A State University of Government of Assam constituted by "Assam Science and Technology University Act, 2009"

NAD Registration

National Academic Depository (NAD)

National Academic Depository (NAD) is a 24X7 online store house of all academic awards viz.certificates, diplomas, degrees, mark-sheets etc.dulydigitised and lodged by academic institutions / boards / eligibility assessment bodies. NAD not only ensures easy access to and retrieval of an academic award but also validates and guarantees its authenticity and safe storage.


National Academic Depository comprises of two interoperable digital depositories viz. CDSL Ventures Limited (CVL) and NSDL Database Management Limited (NDML). These digital depositories have ensured hardware, network facilities and software of prescribed quality for smooth and secured operationalization of NAD. 

Users of NAD

  • Students and other academic award holders
  • Academic Institutions/Boards/Eligibility assessment bodies
  • Verifying Entities i.e. banks, employer companies (domestic & overseas), Government entities, academic institutions/boards/eligibility assessment bodies (domestic and overseas) etc.

For details please go through the following links:

Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU) has started the process of digitalization of academic records with National Academic Depository (NAD),in accordance with the direction of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

To start with, for the year 2018-19, Assam Science and Technology University, Guwahati, has started for uploading the academic awards with CDSL ventures limited (CVL) for uploading its academic awards.

In this process University has planned to upload/lodge the digitally signed Original Pass Certificates of students in two steps, in first step original certificates of passed out students will be uploaded and in second step existing students’ NAD registration process and certificate upload process will be initiated. Notification on the same will be issued in due course of time.

Digitally signed original certificate of graduates who will receive their original degrees in 1st  Convocation and After, will be uploaded at To get authenticated copies of Original Pass Certificates directly from the Government of India approved NAD portal, students need to complete the following steps:

Click here for detailed instruction of the depository, CVL NAD

Student Registration – Non-Aadhaar Based– Process Flow

    1. Register yourself in the NAD portal through the following link:

  1. Select ‘Non-Aadhaar’radio button.
  2. Enter the required Student Registration fields.
  3. Select the check box to agree to the Terms & Conditions and click ‘Send OTP’
  4. Enter the OTP received via Email & SMS, and click ‘Validate OTP’.
  5. Upon successful validation, enter the Student Registration details.
  6. In ‘Other details’ section, enter your Academic Institution and Course details. You may enter up to 5 Academic Institutions (University).
  7. Click ‘Submit’
  8. A link to your CVL NAD profile will be emailed to you.
  9. Submit your CVL NAD profile (.pdf file) to the University to approve your Student Registration. though the following link:
  10. Upon registration approval you will receive login credentials for your CVL NAD profile.
  11. After receiving the required information/documents from student through the above link, University shall verify the details and once successfully verified, NAD ID will be generated and sent to the student’s email id.
  12. Student need to submit their NAD id to the University The link will be activated soon so that University can seed (link) NAD registration related information of students to their digitally signed Original Pass Certificate which will be available in the NAD portal. The Link will be activated soon.
  13. If the student wants to apply for a job or admission for higher studies in an institution (national or foreign), the digitally signed Original Pass Certificate need to be downloadedfrom the concerned NAD portal, and have to provide to the employer/admitting institution along with the following information for instant verification of digitally signed academic award:
    • i) e-mail id which the student provided while registering in the NAD
    • ii)NAD id of the student

Note: If any employer requests for a verification of your certificate record, NAD will notify the students by sending an email / SMS on your registered details.

N.B: No need to submit the Hard Copy (Pdf file received from CVL NAD) to the University. The Pdf file to be submitted ONLY through the specified link of Google Form