Delhi HC directs Delhi University to file Affidavit on deadlines for issuing Paper Degrees

Team SoOLEGAL 1 Oct 2020 3:20pm

Delhi HC directs Delhi University to file Affidavit on deadlines for issuing Paper Degrees

Delhi University has been directed by Delhi High Court to file a proper affidavit mentioning a specific time limit in regards to issue paper degrees only to those students who had graduated before 2019 and will graduate in 2020. Further, Delhi University has also been directed  to mention the timelines which is to be stated for communication of mark-sheets in the affidavit as well as degree certificates to Digilocker in a proper manner.

Justice Prathibha M. Singh was hearing a plea which was filed by a student through an advocate for not receiving digital certificate till now and as a result that particular student could not apply for admission process in foreign universities for further studies.

The Court has directed Delhi University to mention in its affidavit the method for issuance of online transcripts in respect of those students who need the same very urgently and also the data which are related to the issuance of online degree certificates. According to the Court the online digital certificates are now being issued is in English language only, but previously degree certificates used to be written in both languages that is English as well as Hindi. The Court held that both the formats of online degree certificates that is English as well as Hindi would be valid for a student to further apply to foreign universities.

According to Delhi University 1,788 applications have been received for the of purposes of admission to foreign universities, admission to Indian universities, and also for the purpose of employment, etc and out of which 1,728 degree certificates have been issued and the remaining certificates will be issued to the rest of the candidates within next 30 days.

According to Delhi University there are approx. twelve people who have been employed to issue online graduation certificates and 450 online graduation certificates are given on a regular basis.

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