In a new e-Governance initiative, the Human Resource Development Ministry announced that e-Certificates will be sent to all those who qualify for the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) test for appointment as university lecturers. Close to 15,000 aspirants will now get their UGC-NET qualification certificate through e-mails, instead of the earlier practice of receiving hard copies of the certificate. Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal launched the e-Certificates on few days back. The certificate will be given to 10,433 candidates who qualified for NET and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in the exam in June 2010, reported IANS. The UGC-NET exam is conducted twice every year in June and December in 77 subjects at 74 centres spread across the country. Approximately five lakh students take the UGC NET exam every year, and 15,000 qualify in every batch. The certificates will also be password protected, will carry a photo of the candidate and have a unique bar code.