The Maharashtra state government has announced plans to issue smart cards to university graduates to combat the proliferation of counterfeit degrees, according to dnaindia.com.
Since February of this year, 1,134 cases of counterfeit degrees have come to light in the state, says higher and technical education minister Rajesh Tope.
The smart cards will contain data connecting employers to an online facility provided by the university where the legitimacy of the graduate’s degree can be confirmed.
Tope says that all universities in the state will be directed to adopt this technology.
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