Another UGC Warning To Colleges: You Cannot Withhold Original Certificates

Another UGC Warning To Colleges: You Cannot Withhold Original CertificatesUGC 

After issuing a warning to educational institutes against withholding original certificates of students during their admissions, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has once again repeated the same and said that colleges simply cannot do such things. The UGC has again asked the institutes to give away all candidates’ original documents if they still holds any, especially after verification is done.

This comes after several students complained regarding the issue. In a notification issued by UGC, Jagran Josh has cited a paragraph that reads, “The commission has notified UGC (Grievance Redressal) Regulations, 2012 on redressal of multifarious grievances of students. But given the sheer volume of complaints, the commission felt the need to notify elaborate instructions so as to curb such malpractices.”

That apart, submitting self-attested copies has been made mandatory. Once the physical verification is done in the presence of students, the institutions are hereafter not allowed to keep the original certificates with them. Hereon, no institution shall collect college fees in advance for a year or for that matter, a semester.

This is in attempt to cut down on the profit-making models that several educational institutions have adopted.