Delhi University aspirants whose original marksheets have not been released by their respective boards are finding it difficult to enroll themselves with Ramjas College.
The college is refusing to provide admissions to students who do not produce their original mark sheets, a move that is primarily affecting students from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan state boards.
The university had issued a guideline on Thursday evening, asking colleges to give such aspirants provisional admission on the basis of an undertaking. They have also asked colleges to verify the marks of such students on the websites of the respective boards.
“This is a big problem as we had earlier decided to admit only those applicants who had original certificates. We are going to have an emergent meeting on Saturday and will only take a final decision after that,” said Rajendra Prasad, principal of Ramjas College.
The college has hired forensic experts to go through all the documents and certificates submitted by applicants to make sure no admission is made on the basis of forged mark sheets or certificates.
The university’s new guideline, which allows students to seek provisional admission on the basis of an undertaking, makes it difficult for colleges to follow the practice of granting admission after strict scrutiny.
Ramjas College has been extra careful while checking marksheets of all the aspirants after a fake marksheet scandal at the college came to light in 2011.
It was then found that several admissions were to the college was based on fraudulent mark sheets.
The college has, since then, hired forensic experts to scrutinize each marksheet at the time of admission.