Indore: Accepting demand of students, Department of Higher Education (DHE) shifted students of Tagore College to another college but cleared that the fees can’t be refunded.
In a letter to Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DHE), DHE stated that the students who had taken more than 30 classes at an institute are not liable to refund fee.
The DHE cited norms laid down by University Grants Commission (DHE) in this regard. The rules stated that the student is eligible for refund of 90 per cent of fee if he changes college when admission process is going on.
After admission process is closed down, the college is not liable to refund the fee even when the student cancels his/her admission.
In case of Tagore College, the students who took transfer to another college had studied in Tagore College for nearly a year and then was seeking refund.
On the request of students, DAVV had sought guidance over the matter from DHE which cited fee refund rules by UGC.
DAVV student welfare dean LK Tripathi said that they had shown the DHE letter to students and gave a copy of the same to students.
College chairman Sanjay Parikh stated that he did not want students to move to another college but if they had made such a choice he is happy for them.
“As far as fee issues is concerned, the DHE has already cleared the air so I don’t want to say anything more,” he added.
Student leader Vivek Soni threatened of moving court over the matter.