The High Court has asked the Delhi University to consider the alternative of issuing ark sheets, certificates, and other documents to the students digitally or online.

The University has been directed by the court to build a special interface for providing all these documents through an online or digital signature.

The High Court stated that there was no legit reason as to why the varsity should no adopt alternative methods that are technically advanced to ensure that the students are not inconvenienced.

Justice Pratibha M Singh, being unhappy over students having to move to the court to get their respective degrees, said that the students ought not to be forced to approach courts for getting their mark-sheets, transcripts, degree-certificates issued. And these are ought to be issued in the natural course within a reasonable time span.

Justice Pratibha M Singh was hearing a plea filed by 5 MBBS graduates from Lady Harding Medical College. They were seeking their certificates that too after two years after graduation in 2018. Since most of the varsity is under lockdown and there is very minimal physical contact between students, teachers, and administration. She suggested the university to take a pragmatic approach to this matter.

She further added that the representation was stated to have been made by 25 students to the Dean of Examinations of DU but there was no response. She also added that alternative arrangements have already been made by most of the institutions during the lockdown period for issuing digital certificates, digital mark sheets, and digital transcripts along with even digital signatures and security features.




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