Since many of the students might have lost their marksheets, migration certificates and pass certificates in the Kerala floods, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to allocate digital certificates to the students from CBSE-affiliated schools in Kerala.

“Over 1,300 schools are affiliated to the CBSE in Kerala. Board exam academic documents are crucial for admission for higher studies and employment etc. CBSE, in technical collaboration with NeGD, developed its own and first of its kind digital academic repository called ‘Parinam Manjusha’,” read a statement from CBSE.

The certificates will be integrated with DigiLocker — a service operated by the government that enables citizens to store certain official documents on the cloud.

“The digital academic documents being provided through Parinam Manjusha/DigiLocker are digitally signed using the digital signature of Controller of Examinations of CBSE which make them legally valid digital document as per the IT Act. These documents are also having PKI based QR codes and such documents can be verified for the authenticity using the DigiLocker mobile app,” the statement further read.

The candidates must note that they will be able to download their documents from the Parinam Manjusha website. They should note that there is the requirement of using their respective login-id and password that was provided at the time of declaration of results on their registered mobile numbers.

Kerala has been hit by the worst floods in a century, which has caused widespread destruction. Many people have been killed and many others are living in camps due to the floods.