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Self certification would be enough for university admissions

Students need not to attest documents any more for university admissions, instructs UGC

At the time of applying to the universities and colleges, students face a lot of difficulty in compiling documents to be attested along with the forms. In a new decision conveyed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, students will no longer have to attest documents to their applications, a self certification would be enough in this regard. This is a huge relief to students from the hectic process of making applications ready.

The decision has been conveyed to Vice Chancellors of universities across the country to take immediate steps for implementing the orders. The authorities at universities have been given a week’s time to comply with the directions. “It is requested that the process of abolition of affidavits and adoption of self-certification may be complied with at the earliest and compliance report be sent to UGC with a week of the issue of the letter,” as quoted by the Commission in a newspaper.

This will ease the admission process for students and those appearing in the written examination as there will be no need of getting documents attested from gazetted officers. Certificates such as mark sheets, birth certificates, domicile certificates would have to be get approved from officials which will lessen the burden over the students. Moreover, it was more difficult for students in rural areas to go at far off places for getting the documents attested.


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