Indore: Duplicate mark- sheet and provisional degrees in three days, and migration and enrolment certificates in two days. Students are getting these and other academic documents from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya in the prescribed limit, thanks to the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Guarantee Act- 2010, which was implemented in the universities across the State last year.
Previously, for duplicate mark- sheet or provisional degree, the students would have to wait for several days and some times even months. But gone are such days now as the Act has been implemented successfully at the DAVV. The Department of Higher Education ( DHE) on Tuesday conducted its first review meeting to check whether the Act was implemented in the right earnest.
The DHE found that the DAVV is leading in the Service Guarantee.“ We have not only provided documents sought by the students within the prescribed time limit but also timely uploaded the monthly status report on NIC website.This gave us an edge over other universities,” said Deputy Registrar ( establishment) Anil Sharma, who had gone to attend the meeting in Bhopal.
As the status report of December, 2013, the DAVV had received as many as 331 applications for migration and enrolment certificates and 254 applications for duplicate marksheets and provisional degrees. The DAVV addressed all the applications within the deadline.
Similarly, the university in January had received 324 applications for migration and enrolment certificates and 312 applications for duplicate marksheets and provisional degrees.These applications were also addressed within the prescribed time limit.
Assistant registrar ( exam and confidential) Rachna Thakur, who is behind the successful implementation of the Act, said: “ Whether students use the Act or not, we mark their applications under the Service Guarantee Act and deliver accordingly.Some times students in ignorance do not use the Act but then what we are for.”
One month time to examine thesis
With the state government brining PhD programme also under the Service Guarantee Act, the DAVV has decided to amend its regulations and recommend to coordination committee for change in PhD Ordinance. “ The existing regulations provide three months time to the examiners to examine thesis of a PhD candidate but after the amendment the duration will reduce to one month. In 180 days, we will inform the PhD candidate whether his research work deserves degree or not,” Thakur said. Soft copies of thesis would be e- mailed to the examiners so that time consumed in postal delivery is saved.