The University of Delhi has notified the Delhi High Court that it was not possible to have a mechanism for regular students to issue them online transcripts and mark sheets. (Dhritiman Ray vs University of Delhi)
DU was asked by the court to remove the need for physical applications and to create an online mechanism for issuing online transcripts and mark sheets.
DU has nevertheless agreed to arrange a mechanism to deal with the urgent requests generated by students who are seeking admission to foreign universities or employment.
Petition of DU students seeking the release of degrees on an immediate basis was heard by The single-judge bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh.
According to the orders passed by the court, an installation to provide digital degree certificates to aspirants who graduated after 2017 was set up by DU.
Although the online degree certificate for students graduating before 2017 was related to the promoter, DU reflected the difficulty in creating an online mechanism as the printed degrees had already been delivered to the respective colleges.
14,000-degree printing was also ordered for students graduating in 2017, the court was informed.
Now Delhi university has been directed by the court to file an affidavit stating the specific time frame/date for the issue of paper degrees for students graduating before 2017 and after 2017, including 2020.
A temporary timeline for transmission of data i.e. degree and mark sheet for DigiLocker has also been sought. Sarthak Maggan was an advocate for Delhi University students. Whereas Delhi University was represented by Advocate Mohinder Rupal, Hardik Rupal.