After ‘Controversies on Indian History’, Rajasthan University Goes Digital with ‘DigitalLocker’

Despite controversies involving corrections in the Indian history, Rajasthan University is all set for a giant leap. The RU officers have decided to go digital, in a bid to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India Project.’

The RU, being a large institution with considerable student strength, had limited storage space on campus. Therefore, it was hard for the administration to preserve hard copies of student records and other papers. Now, the university staff has come up with a long-term solution to this problem.

Rajasthan University is going to launch ‘DigiLocker’ or ‘Digitallocker,’ the first fully-digital online server for maintaining student data. With this initiative, the RU students can easily access their degrees, migration certificates, and mark sheets online. The administration took this decision, following a meeting between the officers of National e-Governance division and the newly appointed VC of Rajasthan University Mr. R.K. Kothari.

RU's new DigiLocker is the new digital locker facility for students.

RU’s new DigiLocker is the new digital locker facility for students.

As per the RU faculty, this is first of its kind initiative taken by any university in Rajasthan. Mr. Bhupendra Singh Shekhawat, Chief Public Relations Officer at RU believes it’s a handy move for students and staff members. The users needn’t go through the trouble of carrying printed copies of their documents everywhere. They can store their degrees on a single account and use it, as per their convenience.

‘Digitallocker’ is not just user-friendly, but eco-friendly too. The university no longer has to spend money on printing documents. Students can access their account on https://digilocker.gov.in by entering their phone number or Aadhaar card number.

The university’s Infonet department will arrange facilities for making digilocker as convenient as possible. For starters, the platform will offer 10MB storage space where students can exchange e-docs through registered repositories. The students can store other docs like driving license on the website too. The platform offers e-signature facility to authenticate the documents.

The DeitY (Department of Electronics & Information Technology) has launched this initiative in 2016. The move will spread second round of digital literacy among students.