Mumbai college de-recognised for ‘illegal admissions’, now parents want their money back
Mumbai city news: Namdar Ajit Pawar College was shut down by the state on May 22 for tying up with at least three coaching classesmumbai Updated: Jun 03, 2017 09:33 IST
A month after a Borivli college was de-recognised for alleged illegal admissions to integrated courses, its 600 students are yet to be transferred to other institutes. Although the state government has offered to move them to non-integrated courses, parents will have to pay again and therefore want their fees refunded.
Namdar Ajit Pawar College was shut down by the state on May 22 for tying up with at least three coaching classes for integrated courses.
After the college shut down, coaching institutes have refused to refund fees, which range from Rs1.2 lakh to Rs1.5 lakh a year. “We took admission through a renowned coaching institute for science but they deceived us saying they owned the college,” said a parent from Mira Road. “They are willing to transfer students to another college, where they run a similar course, but only if we pay the full fees again,” he added.
Meanwhile, the department is offering students a choice of colleges. But these colleges do not offer integrated courses. “We paid so much money for integrated courses, but now the state is moving our students to regular courses,” said another parent.
Students received leaving certificates but they have not been signed. “Without the signature of the principal, how will we use them?” asked the parent.