Original Certificates Not Mandatory During Admission : UGC Notification

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According to a recent statement made by Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar,  students will not have to submit their original academic certificates during the time of admission. UGC is yet to release an official notification on refund of fees and non-retention of original certificates by institutions. The minister added that students will get refund of fees after they withdraw their course from the institution.

Addressing the press conference , Mr javadekar informed the media that UGC will soon issue a notification regarding this issue. Now no student will be required to submit any original academic and personal certificates at the time of submission of admission form and Students' will get refund of fee from the Institution if they withdraw their admission from the programme, said the minister.

This notification will be relevant to under graduate, post graduate, and research programmes run by universities under UGC Section 2(f) of the UGC Act and all deemed to be universities under Section 3 of the UGC Act.

The HRD ministry stated that higher academic institutions ( universities & colleges ) can only charge fees in advance for one academic year/semester only. Charging advance fees for the entire programme or course is strictly forbidden said the HRD Ministry.

The institute or university will be required to refund the fees, in case a student withdraws from their academic course , in the subsequent methodology :

100% fees will be refunded if : in case a student decides to withdraw  from the course 15 days or more before the formally notified last date of admission. Students will not have to pay more  than 5% of the fees paid by the student, as subject to a maximum of Rs. 5000, will be deducted as processing charges.

90% fees will be refunded if : in case a student decides to withdraw   from the course within 15 days before the precisely  notified last date of admission.

80% fees will be refunded if : in case a student decides to withdraw from the course within 15 days after the precisely notified last date of admission.

50% fees will be refunded if : in case a student decides to withdraw  from the course between 16 days and 30 days after the precisely notified last date of admission.

No fees will be refunded if :  a student decides to withdraw  from the course after 30 days of the formally notified last date of admission.

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