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Delhi HC to DU: File Affidavit On Deadlines For Issuing Paper Degrees

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The Delhi High Court on September 29, directed the University of Delhi to file an affidavit in respect of the specific deadlines for issuance of the paper degrees for the students who graduated prior to 2019 and for those who would graduate in 2020.

The Delhi High Court also added that the affidavit should mention timelines to be specified for transmission of mark sheets and degree certificates to Digilocker in a phased manner.

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A bench of Justice Prathiba M. Singh asked the University of Delhi to specify the mechanism to be devised for issuance of the online transcripts in respect of those students who want their documents urgently and data relating to the issuance of online degree certificates in the affidavit. Afterwards, the court listed this matter for further hearing on October 20, 2020.

“The online digital degree certificates, which are now been issued are monolingual i.e., only in English, unlike the previous degree certificates which were bilingual i.e., both in English and Hindi. It is ordered that both formats of the online degree certificates whether in monolingual format or bilingual format would be valid for the candidates to submit to their respective universities/authorities in foreign countries and the present order may be used for the said purpose,” the court said.

The court was dealing with issues relating to the provision of transcripts and online degree certificates as also the printing of paper degree certificates by the University of Delhi.

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The University of Delhi told the court that for the purposes of admission to foreign universities, admission to Indian universities, for the purpose of employment, and others, there were a total of 1,788 applications that were received with an urgent request and 1,728 degree certificates have already been issued. He submitted that the University of Delhi is attempting to issue the remaining digital degree certificates within the next 30 days.

The University of Delhi further submitted that on an average about 12 employees have been arranged for the issuance of online degree certificates and 450 online degree certificates are being generated on a daily basis.

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The court was hearing a petition filed by the students who have not received their degree certificate to date. The petitions were filed through an advocate, Sarthak Maggon.

The students are seeking a degree certificate to apply for admission to a foreign university. Reported ANI

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