Agencies / NEW DELHI
Following complaints of students from various educational institutes, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has warned educational institutions against keeping original certificates of students at the time of admission, directing them to return the certificates immediately after verification and be satisfied with their self-attested copies.
The commission instructed that no institution will insist on submission of original certificates such as mark sheets, school-leaving certificates. “The submission of self-attested copies shall be mandatory”.
The commission has issued such notifications in the past, but still high number of student complaints indicate that these have been in vain.
“The commission has notified UGC (Grievance Redressal) Regulations, 2012 on redressal of multifarious grievances of students. But given the sheer volume of the complaints, the commission felt the need to notify elaborate instructions so as to curb such malpractices,” the UGC said in its notification.