ONE NATION ONE STUDENT ID CARD (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Social issues-Education)

News-CRUX-10     14th February 2024        

Context: The Education Minister of India said that the Automated Permanent Academic Account Registry (APAAR) will be the aspirational and global document for students in India.

Automated Permanent Academic Account Registry (APAAR)

  • About: APAAR, which stands for Automated Permanent Academic Account Registry, is envisioned as a special ID system for all students in India, starting from childhood.

oGet a lifelong APAAR ID, making it easy to track academic progress from pre-primary education to higher education. 

  • Gateway: APAAR would also serve as a gateway to Digilocker, a digital system where students can store their documents and achievements, such as exam results, and report cards.
  • Vision: To create a positive change, allowing state governments to track literacy rates, dropout rates, and more, helping them make improvements.
  • Aim: To reduce fraud and duplicate educational certificates by providing a single, trusted reference for educational institutions. 
  • Only first-party sources that issue certificates will be allowed to deposit credits into the system, ensuring authenticity.

How will it work?

  • Every individual will have a unique APAAR ID, which will be linked to the Academic Bank Credit (ABC), which is a digital storehouse that contains the information of the credits earned by students throughout their learning journey.
  • If the student changes schools, all her data in the ABC will be transferred to her new school just by sharing the APAAR ID.
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