Bhubaneswar: The Higher Education Department of Odisha on Monday directed all degree colleges to permit the students for admission into Degree or +3 classes with downloaded mark sheet and undertaking.
In a letter to Principals of all degree colleges, Officer-in-Charge of State Performance Tracking Cell (PTC), Mihir Kumar Das, stated that there is some disruption in supplying the original certificates, mark sheets, migration certificates, etc. to the students, passing out from CHSE(O) during 2019-20 due to COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result, they may fail to show the original certificates for verification at the time of admission. Therefore, the Government has been pleased to consider the following points:
(i) The downloaded mark sheets with self-attestation may be accepted by the Colleges/Universities with 5-Year Integrated Courses for verification.
(ii) Colleges/Universities should not insist the students to handover the original Migration Certificates, passing from CHSE (O), other Boards, such as CBSE/ICSE, etc.
(iii) Students shall submit an undertaking to the Principal/Admission-In-Charge to show the Original Certificates and Mark Sheets within 12 days from the date of admission for 1st Selection students and 05 days for 2nd Selection students and for Migration certificates/caste certificates/OHPH certificates, one month from the date of admission, failing which, their admission shall be cancelled.
(iv) Students shall not be debarred from taking admission for want of any original certificates including caste/PHOH ( PwD) certificates.
(v) If any student fails to report for admission due to any reason, Parents/Guardians/any authorized person by the student may be allowed to report for admission, on behalf of the student. In such situation, they can also give undertaking for the student.
(vi) But, if the college authority feels that the downloaded mark sheets/caste certificateslOHPH certificates as forged ones, then they may not allow them for admission.