The apex education regulator of the universities, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all the universities to give a full refund of the admission fees to students who have withdrawn his/her admission or have migrated by November end. If any university will not follow this refund rule, then UGC has the authority to take punitive action over violation of norms. This is an innovative and concerned step by UGC thinking about the financial crisis that happened during this pandemic period. The full amount deposited by the candidate will be credited on the account of all the candidates applied for cancellation of admissions or migration of any candidate up to 30.11.2020.
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A letter has been issued to the vice-chancellors of all the universities to refund the entire admission fee without deducting more than Rs 1,000 before 31st December 2020. Till now the committee has been receiving complaints mostly about private or self-financing universities not refunding the admission fees. A notice from a UGC official says: “The Commission has taken serious action after viewing such complaints. Most of these alleged complaints have particularly come from the students who have taken admission in a private or self-financing university and also from some deemed universities and later migrated out for one or the other reasons.”
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