Return of Original Certificates of Students: Subject: Technical Education – Private Unaided Professional Colleges – AICTE Approval Process Hand Rook 2017 – Return of original Certificates of students – Reg.
Ref: Several complaints received from students and parents on receiving their original certificates from the colleges.
Return of Original Certificates to Students in case students discontinues / cancels the admissions
It is to inform that several complaints have been received by this office from students and their parents stating that the managements of various professional colleges are demanding fee for the subsequent years /more than the prescribed fee for issuing the original certificates to the students who discontinues their course.
In this regard, it is to inform to all Affiliating Universities that the AICTE in its Approval Process Hand Book 2017-18 under Chapter IV ie., Penal Action in case of Violation of Regulations/ Approval Process Handbook 2017-13, SI No. 11 (page nos. 54 & 55) mentioned about the Refund cases and also the punitive actions in case of not following the guidelines issued by AICTE.
The AICTE in the above reference has clearly mentioned that “In case the vacated seat is not filled, the Institution should refund the security deposit and return the original documents. Institution should not demand fee for the subsequent years from, the students cancelling their admission at any point of time. Fee refund along with the return of Certificates should be completed within 7 days”.
The Registrars of the affiliating Universities in the State of AP are requested to inform the above mentioned provision of AICTE to all their affiliated colleges and to instruct them to follow scrupulously, failing which the matter shall be placed before Government & AICTE with a recommendation not to accord further Approvals for that institution.
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