Delhi University has notified the Delhi HC that the University will be charging an amount of Rs. 750 for issuing digital degree certificates to DU students. The single-tier justice bench of Justice Pratibha M Singh was further notified by the Dean of Exams that such a fee of Rs. 750 will not be charged for (printed) paper degrees.
The information was furnished in a bunch of pleas filed by both last year and current year DU students who have not yet received their certificates and are confronting difficulties while seeking admissions abroad.
While hearing the petition, the Delhi High Court asserted that while it will not go into the lawfulness of such a digital certificate fee as of now, the concern of validity and legality of the same is left upright.
DU tells HC: “Not possible to have mechanism for issuance of online transcripts and mark sheets for students”
Accordingly, the University of Delhi is required to file an affidavit giving an explanation for charging such fees for issuing digital degree certificates. In the recent affidavit filed by the University of Delhi, it notified the Delhi High Court about the below-mentioned junctures:
- Physical degrees of all DU students who completed their graduation before 2017, have already been printed and handed over to their respective colleges for distribution to the DU students.
- The University of Delhi has so far received paper degrees of nearly 10,550 students of the batch of 2017 from the vendor.
- Information pertaining to digital mark sheets of over 57,496 students who completed their graduation in the year 2017, have been transmitted to Digilocker and initiative have been made further to transfer the students’ data to Digilocker.
Digital mark sheets for undergraduate and postgraduate pass out DU students of the 2017 batch have been issued to over 5,579 students, and the same procedure will be followed for the batch of 2018-20. Mr. Sarthak Maggon is representing the petition filed by DU students in the court. The next hearing for the matter will be held on 14th December.