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AICTE asks institutes to refund fees to students who withdraw admission before Nov 10

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Providing relief to students, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has directed all affiliated institutes to refund complete fees to the students who decide to withdraw their admission on or before 10th November 2020.

The official notification reads “In the event of a student withdrawing before November 10, 2020, the entire fee collected from the student, after a deduction of the processing fee of not more than Rs 1,000 shall be refunded by the institution.”

Apart from the refund of the complete fees collected from the students, the institutes have also been directed to return the original documents collected from students at the time of admission. If the seat, vacated after November 10, is not filled by another student till November 15, security deposit and original documents must be returned, the official statement issued by AICATE read.

Also read: AICTE revises admission rules for MBA/PDGM courses

Taking into account the prevailing situation with regards to COVID-19 pandemic, the AICTE has also relaxed the admission guidelines to MBA and PDGM programmes offered by the affiliated institutes. According to the council, admission to MBA and PDGM courses can be offered by the institutes on the basis of qualifying examination. Institutes should also ensure that candidates or applicants having a valid exam score should be given preference in the admission procedure over the ones that are being admitted on the basis of qualifying merit.

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