The students of Dr. BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT) were denied degrees as they had not received their post matric scholarship.
As many as 12 students, who passed out in 2014, were denied the provisional degree certificate due to which they were not able to join their jobs.
One of the students, Jatinder, said that they demanded the provisional degree certificate from the institute but they were denied for the same.
"The fees get deposited in the bank accounts of the institute sent by the central government. The fees of last semester, eighth semester were not received by the institute due to which we have not got the clearance from the college yet. I am not able to join the company where I got placement", he added.
He added that this is a sheer harassment on the part of the institute.
"There are students who want to join M.Tech while a few are not able to join their jobs", he said.
The college has not received eighth semester fees of twelve students, which is near about Rs. 25000 each student.
The students include Jatinder (industrial and production), Malkeet Singh (textile), Malkeet (textile), Rahul (civil), Shinder Kumar (civil), Amanpreet Kaur (computer science), Jaswant Rai (electronics and communication), Harmanpreet Singh (industrial and production), Inderjit (industrial and production), Neeraj (civil), Gurvinder Singh (mechanical), Bishnu Mahesh (mechanical).
MK Jha, dean academics, NIT Jalandhar told that they would not be able to provide provisional degrees to the students as they have not received the fees yet.
"We have written to the ministry of human resource development about the issue and have not received a reply yet. We cannot provide clearance to the students until we get the fees. However we are waiting for the MHRD reply".
The students even met deputy director, state welfare department during his visit and submitted their letters for the same.
Meanwhile state welfare department director, Paramjit Singh said that he will provide the fees to the institute within two days and would ask them to submit the certificates to the students.