HRD Ministry has issued orders to the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) and Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) for processing the refund of seat acceptance fees to all the students who have withdrawn their admissions. Those students who did not furnished the admission formality for undergraduate courses in Institutes like IITs, NITs and IIITs for the academic session 2015-16 will get their seat acceptance fees reimbursed after the deduction of minimum processing charges.
The Joint seat allocation authority and central seat allocation board have recently conducted the common counselling for admissions to IITs, NITs and other centrally funded technical institutes. The decision was taken after many students rose their demand for the refund of fee as they have not taken the admissions.
A statement was issued by the HRD Ministry that IITs and NITs will soon refund the acceptance fee after deducting ‘minimum’ processing charges to all those students who have withdrawn their admission from the allotted seat. The statement reads, those students, who remitted seat acceptance fees but did not join the participating institutes, would be treated as ‘rejecting the offer’ and such pupils may claim refund of fees after completion of the seat allocation process.
Till now, as per the counselling guidelines, students had to submit non-refundable seat acceptance fee of Rs 45,000 (general category) / Rs 20,000 (SC/ST category) at the time of counselling. Many complaints were received by the HRD Ministry over the issue and hence the decision was taken. All the students withdrawing admission will get refund of the seat acceptance fee after deduction of Rs 1000. If the students joins the allotted institute and then gives up the seat, the student will get a proportionate refund fee.
CSAB has also put up a notification on its website stating that such candidates must furnish their bank details by 26 September.
HRD Minister Smriti Irani also shared the statement on Twitter.
Modification in rules to enable refund of Acceptance Fees for students who participated in common counselling. pic.twitter.com/9O6jt17ymH
— Ministry of HRD (@HRDMinistry) September 17, 2015
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