Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 15
The pandemic has created havoc not only in the medical field, but in the Education Sector as well. The city has witnessed a trend of sorts in the past where many meritorius students from UT’s top schools make a beeline to get admission to best colleges of Delhi University (DU).
Many aspirants, who want to take admission in institutions such as the DU, have been forced to take admission to Panjab University-affiliated colleges as the cut-off date of various courses there has been delayed by a couple of months.
A parent, whose daughter has applied in Delhi University and has also enrolled in BA course at a PU-affiliated college, said, “We knew the risk we were taking, but given the nature of the pandemic, the risk is worth taking. Most parents are aware of the fact that the college may not refund the fee. According to rules, we are supposed to pay fee in the beginning of the session, which we did. My daughter has purchased books and has also been attending classes.”
Aprajita Pandhey, a city-based student, said, “We are worried as we don’t know whether we will get admission in Delhi or not. Many of us have opted for a backup in case we don’t get admission to a good college in the DU.”
“The students should get full reimbursement on surrendering the seats, if they go for a better option. A minimal amount of fee gets deducted, if classes have already started. This applies to both centralised and non-centralised courses. However, colleges are liable to issue no-objection certificate (NOC) as per conditions,” said a senior DHE official, requesting anonymity.
“This is a dicey situation for the students, who want to take admission in a university of their choice. This year, the admission process has been delayed till September and may stretch beyond that in some universities such as the DU. Another major factor is scrapping of entrance tests,” said another official.
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