In a welcome decision, Consumer forum directs SGGSWU (Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University) to refund fees to a Patiala Student after deduction of Rs 1,000 only from Rs 36,000 paid for admission in July 2011, in terms of Punjab Govt’s notification referring to Directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development Department, which states –
“All institutions and universities shall maintain a waiting list of candidates. In case a candidate withdraws before the course begins, the waitlisted candidates should be given admission against the vacant seat.”
Though, the university took the plea that the seat remained vacant, as the request for refund was submitted after the last date for admission. But Forum after referring to the above notification and also to the fact that the complete fees was never paid by the complainant, which was Rs 42,500, i.e. no seat was ever alloted to the complainant. Hence he was entitled to the refund in terms of the said notification.
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