To go paperless and provide secure, transparent, and tamperproof results certificates to students, the Central Board of Secondary Education has implemented a blockchain-based system.
CBSE worked with the Centre of Excellence for Blockchain Technology of the National Informatics Centre (MeitY), to create the Academic BlockChain Documents software.
Blockchain technology records data in a distributed ledger that is owned by all stakeholders. The consensus between the stakeholders records the data in a chain. This data is then replicated at all locations within the distributed network of Blockchain nodes.
This removes the need to rely on a third party for verification. This contains the data for the three previous years beginning in 2019. The other data from the years before that will be uploaded slowly. CBSE was the first institution to create its own academic repository, 'Parinam Manjusha' in 2016.
The network has nodes in Bengaluru and Pune. NIC currently manages the certificate chain from its data centers.
Officials stated that the result certificates are stored in a distributed fashion at multiple locations, involving multiple stakeholders. This technology protects them from any attempts of tampering.
CBSE has completed the blockchain implementation. We introduced Artificial intelligence (AI), and Machine learning (ML) earlier for affiliation systems. The data is linked and stored using cryptographic security to ensure it is immutable and traceable," Antriksh Johri, CBSE Director Information and Technology, told news agency ANI. This will provide students with reliable data to verify their eligibility for employment or higher education.