New Delhi : Since 2017, the Delhi University students are stuck in the middle without any physical degree. The reason behind this failure is the contract of Delhi University through degrees are printed. The university has failed to appoint a printing contractor.
A group of students move to Delhi High court when things became out of hand. HC directed Delhi University to set up an online panel to allot digital degrees.
The portal has been setup for the same but even after HC order, Delhi University fails to provide digital degrees to students. As per the record, 33000 students have applied for online degrees.
The Professor D S Rawat, officiating dean examination, said, “The contract of the old printing company was cancelled because they had made some mistakes. After that, the university could not finalise the tender document.”
DU has invited tenders from printers on March 11, June 8 and July 18, but few have shown interest. “It is true that, earlier, degrees used to be sent to the colleges. All of a sudden, the practice stopped and we still don’t know the reason behind it.” SP Agarwal, principal of Ramanujan College, said.
The professor also stated that the pressure is on the colleges because delhi university has demanded the list of all graduates of 2017. For the batch of 2019 they also require photographs.
This entire process is not easy for any college to complete in such short span of time. Recently, High Court has also passed an order and directed Delhi University to issue Digital degrees on Priority basis within 7 days.