A blockchain-based verification system for academic certificates
2021 International Conference on System, Computation, Automation and Networking, (ICSCAN)
School of Science
Millions of students complete their education each year and go on to do higher studies or a corporate job. In this case student credentials are verified through a lengthy document verification process. This results in significant overhead as documents are transferred between institutions for verification. There is a need for an automated credential verification system which can reduce the time required for the document verification process. Blockchain Technology can be used to reduce overhead and reduce the time taken for document verification from days to mere seconds. In this work, an attempt has been made to develop a Blockchain-based verification system for academic certificates. With the advent of public Blockchain like Ethereum, DApps (Decentralized Applications) and Smart contracts, scalable and cost effective solutions can be implemented to reduce overhead and make document verification a seamless process. The proposed solution consists of a web app which will have a front-end for registering and requesting verification, along with a backend which will have two modules: An OCR module to extract details from certificates and a Blockchain module to send and verify data stored in the Blockchain.
Gaikwad, H., D’Souza, N., Gupta, R., & Tripathy, A. K. (2021, July). A blockchain-based verification system for academic certificates [Paper presentation]. 2021 International Conference on System, Computation, Automation and Networking (ICSCAN), Puducherry, India. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSCAN53069.2021.9526377