Students will now be able to get admission in higher institutions without submitting original academic and personal certificate at the time of submission of admission forms. A notification is being issued by UGC in this regard, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday.
“From the next academic session, it will become mandatory for students to submit self-attested academic credentials along with admission form,” Javadekar said while briefing media about the new notification to be applicable to undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes run by universities and deemed universities.
The Minister said the students would also be able to have their fees refunded if they opted out of the programme.
The college, at the time of admission, will verify the original marksheet but will return the original document to the student. As per the new notification, 100 percent fees would be returned in case a student decides to withdraw within 15 days of the notified last date of admission.
“Not more than 5 per cent of the fees paid by the student, subject to a maximum of Rs 5,000 would be deducted as processing fee,” Javadekar said.
Within 15 days before the last date, the refund would be 90 percent, within 15 days after the last date of admission it would be 80 percent and between 16 and 30 days after the due date, the refund would be 50 percent.
The minister added that no fees would be returned if a student withdraws after 30 days of the notified last date of admission. The refund has to be made within 15 days of receipt of written application from the student.