Higher Education

Higher Education

NOC rule for change of college trips law and BEd students

PUBLISH DATE 8th September 2017

A rule that says students taking a transfer to other institutes offering law and BEd programmes should seek a no-objection certificate (NOC) first is creating problems for students who are keen on moving to a college of their choice midway through the course. Students claim that colleges are refusing to give away the NOCs and are asking students to cancel their enrolment first.

“With the mess created due to online admission last year, many students ended up in colleges, which was not their primary choice. These students would like to seek transfer to a better college in their second year. This NOC policy is proving to be a hindrance,“ said a student.

In a circular dated August 31, the Directorate of Higher Education (DHE) has asked students to apply to the direc torate with four documents.Along with the marksheets of all the semesters, an interim eligibility certificate, the DHE has asked them to get an NOC from their current college. However, students claimed that colleges are refusing to issue the NOCs.

Principal of a law college said that colleges will be unwilling to issue the NOC as they would be left with vacant seats. “We are unable to give the NOC as these students are still enrolled in our college and we are unable to fill it with other students. If the student is successful in getting admission elsewhere, our seat will go vacant and we will not be able to fill it as the admission deadline will get over by then,“ said the principal. Till last year, the admission process to second year was not done centrally through the directorate and therefore colleges could have filled seats even at a later date.