NIT Durgapur has asked the PhD scholars returning to the institute from August 2nd to bring certificates and “show through Cowin” that they have been fully vaccinated to enter the campus. A notice signed by the dean of student’s welfare at the national institute of technology (NIT), Durgapur. Said at the gate, they may be asked to show through the COWIN website also to verify that they had received both doses. The institute last month had asked those returning to the campus to give an understanding that they have received both doses. Now, with the cases of fake jab camps and fake certificates being reported from various places, the institute wants to authenticate the student’s undertaking. An institute official said that “We are exercising caution following reports of these instances. What if a student, desperate to return to the campus, procures such certificates to secure entry? The details regarding registration and aadhaar are being run through the portal to verify their claims as part of a random scanning mechanism” Entry is being allowed only if those managing the gates are satisfied with the scanning. Last month, cases of fake vaccination camps were reported from kasba and sonarpur. Several cases might have happened elsewhere. We get students from all over India. So, caution has to be practiced.