Odisha Govt asks colleges to allow Plus 3 admission without original certificates
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Higher Education Department today directed all degree colleges across the state to allow students for admission into Plus 3 courses without original certificates.
In a letter, the department asked Principals of all degree colleges to allow the students for the admission with self-attested downloaded marksheet and undertaking.
“Due to COVID-19 pandemic, there is disruption in supplying of original certificates, mark sheets, migration certificates, etc. to the students passing out from CHSE during 2019-20. As a result, they may fail to show original certificates for verification at the time of admission,” said the letter directing the colleges to take the following measures:
The downloaded marksheets with self-attestation may be accepted by the colleges/universities with 5-Year integrated courses for verification.
Colleges/universities should not insist the students to handover the original Migration Certificates, passing from CHSE, other Boards, such as CBSE/ICSE etc.
Students shall submit an undertaking to the Principal/Admission-ln Charge to show the Original Certificates and Mark Sheets within 12 days from the date of admission for first selection students and 5 days for second selection students and for migration certificates/caste certificates/OHPH certificates, one month from the date of admission, failing which, their admission shall be cancelled.
Students shall not be debarred from taking admission for want of any original certificates including caste/PHOH ( PwD) certificates.
If any student fails to report for admission due to any reason, parents/guardians/any authorized person by the student may be allowed to report for admission, on behalf of the student. ln such situation, they can also give undertaking for the student.
But, if the college authority feels that the downloaded mark sheets/caste certificates/OHPH certificates as forged ones, then they may not allow them for admission.
Earlier in the day, the department released the first merit list for admission into UG courses at various colleges.