International Journal of Computer Applications
An institution issued a degree certificate to those students who have successfully completed all studies included in the degree. The degree certificate awarded by the university is of prime importance in the person's life but the production and circulation of fake certificates is cheap because a paper document can easily be forged with the availability of advance printing and copying technologies. Hence, there is a need to adopt a process that can verify and ensure the authenticity of a document. In order to prevent the circulation of fake degree certificates a method is proposed where the integrity of the contents with in the certificate can be verified with the use of QR code and smart phone application.