Author: Jagdish Kumar, India
With a view to target educational institutes with what Blockchain technology can do for the education sector, Mumbai based Mumbai-based Blockchain strategy and development startup Zeonlab has launched a Blockchain based academic certification management service (CMS) called Verified on Chain (VOC).
With this service, the company is targeting the growing education sector that includes universities, institutes of higher education and e-learning companies, which are booming, as the economy is growing stronger.
The company says that their services will enables verification of student certificates or transcripts on Blockchain.
Once the certificates have been uploaded and verified, students will be given a unique address to share their verified credentials with prospective employers.
After verifying students certificate by using VOC on the Blockchain network, employers can view these certificates both during and after campus placements.
Speaking on this, Zeonlab co-founder Chinmaya Sharma said that the core promise of Verified on Chain (VoC) is a trust network of Blockchain-verified academic certificates for universities and employers. VoC enables universities to easily manage all certification requirements without having to invest in a team and infrastructure just to handle certificate issue or reissue.
For employers, the ability to see a candidate’s verified certificates on Blockchain means they do not have to ask to see ‘original’ certificates, Sharma added.
Apart from verifying current students certificates, the VOC also has the ability to permanently store alumni records off Blockchain, which allows profile and contact information to be updated on a need basis.
It is not the first time, Zeonlab launching this service, BlockAsia.io has reported last month, Kolkata-based Globsyn Business School has become India’s first educational institute in India to use Blockchain technology to digitize its certification process, using technology from Zeonlab.