The application process for admission to government colleges were wrapped up by January this year, but students are yet to receive the refunds for the same from the higher education department, several students complained. The higher education department has ordered the banks to refund the fees of these students within 3 days.
Students had been asked to deposit the admission fees in a government account instead of directly paying it to the colleges or universities. The department of higher education was supposed to forward the amount to the concerned colleges and universities later.
According to the procedure, if a student takes admission to a college with a lower admission fee, then the government is supposed to refund the extra fees deposited for the former college immediately. Similarly, the college is also supposed to refund the fees if the student applies for a College Leaving Certificate (CLC) after taking admission in a college or university.
Deputy Director of the higher education department, Rajesh Sahoo has requested The State Bank of India (SBI) to transfer an amount of 9.3 crore to 73 colleges and universities in the state. The refund will be deducted from the bank account of the Student’s Academic Management System (SAMS) which is conducting the admissions online. He also mentioned that they will provide a refund of 49 lakh to 658 students who opted for the CLC after attending the college for some time.
A refund of 1 crore will be given to 1430 PG students who paid the fees more than once. The fee of admission ranges from 5,000 rupees to 30,000 rupees for a PG first year student. A total of 19 lakhs will be paid to 361 PG students, who have paid the fees but no updation has yet been made on the website. The department has also prompted the bank to refund the admission fees of the UG students.
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