Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Advertisement
  1. You Are At:
  2. News
  3. Education
  4. Higher Studies
  5. UGC warns Higher Education Institutions over non compliance of fee refund policy; details here

UGC warns Higher Education Institutions over non compliance of fee refund policy; details here

The University Grants Commission will take strict measures against the higher education institutions that fail to follow the UGC Fee refund policy. The commission has released a warning to all HEIs regarding the fee refund policy. Check.

Edited By: Nidhi Mittal @nidhi_mittal09 New Delhi Updated on: July 09, 2024 16:48 IST
University Grants Commission
Image Source : WIKIPEDIA UGC logo

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a warning to all Higher Education Institutions regarding non-compliance with the fee refund policy. The commission will take strict measures against institutions that fail to adhere to the policy. These measures may include withholding recognition or entitlement for existing online/ODL programs, refusing to accept fresh applications for the same, withdrawal of 2 (F) and 12 (B) status, withholding of grants, cancellation or non-grant of Autonomy/Graded Autonomy/Graded Autonomy Status, and informing the general public, including potential candidates, about the institution's failure to refund students' fees in case of admission cancellation.

The official notice emphasizes that if an institution fails to comply with the UGC Fee Refund Policy, UGC will be forced to take strict measures, such as withholding existing Online/ODL program recognition/entitlement, not accepting fresh applications for the same, withdrawal of 2(f) & 12(B) Status, withholding grants, cancellation/non-grant of Autonomy/Graded Autonomy Status, and informing the general public, including potential candidates for admission, through prominent notice in newspapers or other suitable media and posting a notice on the commission's website about the institution's non-compliance or taking other necessary actions within its powers as deemed fit by the Commission.

The commission's warning comes after several notices and circulars in the last four years providing directions to all Higher Education Institutions regarding fee refunds for students who cancel their admissions before the specified timeline. 

The official notice reads, 'It has been noticed that despite UGC's repeated oral and written communications, your instituions has failed adhere to the UGC notifications, and guidelines. Refusal to refund fees based on the institutions interpretation of UGC notifications raises concerns and non-compliance may result in puritive actions outlined in Clause 5 of the UGC notification on refund of fees and non-retention of Original certificates issued in October 2018'

Advertisement

Read all the Breaking News Live on indiatvnews.com and Get Latest English News & Updates from Education and Higher Studies Section

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement