UGC Guidelines for Admission – University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a notification to the Higher Education Institution stating that HEI’s cannot retain the Original certificates of the applicants at the time of admission.
Notification stated that, no student will be required to submit any original academic and personal certificates like marksheets, school leaving certificates, etc., at the time of submission of admission form. In case required, the institution concerned will only ensure verification of the same with the original certificates and these certificates shall be returned to the students immediately. No institution can take any original certificate into their custody. They can only ask for self-attested copies of the documents,”
Union minister of HRD, Prakash Javadekar said during addressing the press in the national capital that “We receive lot complaints every year regarding admissions, so in order to make it easy for the students they will not have to submit any of their original documents before the admission is confirmed. As the merit list changes and the applicant has full right to switch to a better college.”
The HRD minister also said that the student would get full refund of fees if they withdraw their names 15 days prior to the formally notified last date of admission.
The notification is applicable to undergraduate, postgraduate, research programmes run by universities included under Section 20 of the UGC Act, all affiliated Colleges and deemed institutions
The higher educational institutions will be penalised with a withdrawal of affiliation, deemed status and barred from receiving any assistance from the UGC if they fail to follow the directive.