Months after medical certificates of a number of students were found to be either forged or invalid and students subsequently debarred from taking examinations, Jamia Millia Islamia has issued a notification asking department heads to submit the certificates as and when students submit them to avoid confusion.
Late submission of these certificates is also affecting working of the Ansari Health Centre, which scrutinises these certificates before they are admitted.
"If the certificates are submitted on the last day, the Ansari Health Centre has to face problems in verifying the certificates on the same day leaving aside normal patient care," the notification states.
According to the rules of the university, all medical certificates have to be submitted within two weeks of returning to college after the period of illness.
"After last semester's events, students have got a clear message that attendance is taken very seriously," said the Jamia spokesperson.
The notification, meanwhile, also instructs heads to refrain from referring students to the Ansari centre in case of negative remarks on medical certificates.