Delhi HC Instructs Delhi University to File Affidavit on Deadlines for Issuance of Paper Degrees; Read Details Here

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The Delhi High Court instructed Delhi University to file an affidavit in respect of the specific deadlines for issuance of paper degrees for the students who graduated before 2019 and also for those who will graduate in 2020. The demanded affidavit should also instate timelines for transmission of mark sheets and degree certificates to Digilocker in a phased manner.

A petition was filed by students who have not received their degree certificate to date and are seeking a degree certificate to apply for admission to a foreign university. The petition was filed through advocate Sarthak Maggon.

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Delhi HC will further hear the matter on October 20. Till then, Delhi University has to also indicate the mechanism to be devised for the issuance of online transcripts with respect to the students who need it urgently and data relating to the issuance of online degree certificates.

DU also informed in the hearing that there are about 1,788 applications received by the varsity demanding urgent issuance of certificates for seeking admission to foreign universities and Indian universities and also for the purpose of further employment. Till now, DU has issued 1,728 degree certificates and the university is aiming to issue the remaining within the next 30 days duration.

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Right now the online digital degree certificates are issued by DU in monolingual i.e. only in English. However, earlier the certificates were bilingual i.e. both in English and Hindi. Delhi High Court has now ordered Delhi University that both the formats of online degree certificates would be valid for the students to submit to their respective Universities or authorities in foreign countries. 

DU informed the court, on an average about 12 persons have been engaged for the issuance of online degree certificates and on daily basis 450 online degree certificates are issued.

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