JAIN Online, the e-learning arm of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), makes its foray into the digital credential system by associating with CertOnce, a multinational company based in the United States, to introduce Blockchain Secured Degrees for its inaugural Jan 2021 batch of graduates.
According to the official statement, this initiative was launched at the recent felicitation ceremony to commemorate the accomplishments of the Jan 2021 batch learners across the country. Dr Chenraj Roychand, Chancellor – of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Dr Raj Singh, Vice-Chancellor of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Pawan Khurana, COO of CertOnce, and JAIN Online faculty and students attended the ceremony.
The collaboration between JAIN Online and CertOnce aims to establish a robust document gateway using dedicated blockchain-secured certificates. This initiative provides real-time verification and represents a significant step toward sustainability by minimizing paper usage. These blockchain-secured degree certificates ensure global acceptance, instant verification, and seamless online sharing while maintaining tamper-proof and safeguarding the security of digital credentials.
Commenting on the development, Dr Chenraj Roychand, Chancellor of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) & Founder of JAIN Group, stated:
JAIN Online is proud of India’s first educational setup to introduce blockchain-secured degrees in today’s landscape; digital certificates are indispensable as they offer multiple layers of assurance, flexibility, validity, trust, and reliability for students, institutions, and businesses alike. This forward-thinking initiative reflects Online’s commitment to excellence and innovation.
JAIN Online is an educational technology startup that aims to democratize education by providing high-quality education to all students, regardless of background or location. The company believes in the transformative potential of education. It is dedicated to making it more accessible, engaging, and thriving through its unique platform that blends the latest in EdTech with the expertise of passionate educators. Its mission is to empower educators and learners worldwide by bridging gaps and breaking down barriers to give a world-class education to everyone who desires it.
Pawan Khurana, COO of CertOnce, added:
We are excited to collaborate with JAIN Online in this pioneering initiative. Making the course look like a luxury programme was essential for us to stand out in a crowded market. Where the institutions are distributing degrees, we have created an excellent student experience with CertOnce’s blockchain-secured certificates. Together with JAIN Online, we are setting a strong example for other institutions to adopt blockchain-based solutions better to serve the needs of online learners and faculty alike.
CertOnce was founded in New Jersey (US) with a vision to build an open-standards-based platform for providing instantly verified blockchain-secured digital records. The firm specializes in cutting-edge blockchain-secured digital records that are impenetrable to alteration. It extends across industries, protecting digital credentials in education, government, workplaces, and the health sector. It has a presence on three continents and seven countries, assisting companies with millions of documents being issued and instantly verified utilizing cutting-edge blockchain technology to tackle real problems of building confidence in digital and transforming the world one document at a time.