No need to submit the Original Documents & Refund Policy–UGC

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No need to submit the Original Documents: Candidates aspiring to take admission in any Undergraduate and Postgraduate program will no longer have to submit the Original Documents. Earlier, Candidates had to submit all the original documents to the University for Verification and were returned at least after a month. This will be a major relief for students who want to withdraw from a college for some reason.

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No need to submit the Original Documents–UGC

There were various other important changes in the admission rules from UGC. These changes were made through the notification released by UGC called ‘Remittance and Refund of Fees and other student-centric Issues”. Candidates can see the details in the article below.

  • It will not be mandatory for the candidates to buy the admission prospectus, and colleges cannot force the candidates in doing so.
  • Universities will now have to make a full refund to the candidates within 15 days in case they wish to withdraw from admission procedure.
  • Tuition Fees and all the relevant academic fees should be collected in the beginning of the semester. Universities should ensure that all the required fees should be collected in advance.

UGC has implemented these rules to stop coercive and profiteering practices which are generally followed in educational institutions. Generally, universities don’t return the documents in case of admission withdrawal thus making it difficult for the candidate to apply somewhere else. According to UGC, this is a strict coercive action and should be stopped immediately.

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Officials stated that UGC had made these changes after they got a number of complaints from students and parents regarding delays in fees to refund and releasing original documents in case of admission withdrawal.

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This rule is applicable for all Undergraduate, Postgraduate and various Research Programs in all the UGC recognised Universities. These rules will also be applicable for Deemed Universities.

UGC Letter reg.: Non-refund of fees and retention of Original Certificates of the students by the Universities/ Colleges / Institutions.

Published on 12-01-2016:

UGC Notification Regarding Original Documents
UGC Notification Regarding Original Documents
UGC Letter Regarding Non Refund of fees Annexture-I
UGC Letter Regarding Non Refund of fees Annexture-I

Refund of Fees and Non-Retention of Original Certificates

As per UGC notification passed in October 2018, The commission has notified university Grants Commission (Grievance Redressal) regulation 2012 on redressal of multifarious grievances of students. But given the sheer volume of the complaints regarding non refund of fees and retention of original certificates by Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) the commission felt the need to notify elaborate instructions so as to curb such malpractices and decided to issue appropriate instructions in the form of this notification to all universitites anf other HEIs under the purview of the UGC.

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