Can my electronic holdings be converted back into certificates?

Yes. If you wish to get back your securities in physical form, all you have to do is to request Karvy for rematerialisation of the same. 'Rematerialisation' is the term used for converting electronic holdings back into certificates. Karvy will forward your request to NSDL / CDSL, after verifying that you have the necessary balance. NSDL / CDSL in turn will intimate the registrar who will print the certificates and dispatch the same to you.