In order to address the student grievances and send them reminder as well as connecting with them, the UGC has recently launched a new portal. The HRD minister Ms Smriti Irani launched the portal. The new portal, www.ugc.ac.in, will enable students to register complaints relating to the admission process, reservation policy, discrimination based on caste, non-declaration of Results, etc.
As per a statement from the HRD ministry, students can also file various other types of complaints through the portal, such as, victimization of students, harassment cases, lack of amenities, non-payment of scholarships/fellowships, etc. The new portal has been started with an aim to provide transparency in the admission process and to curtail unfair practices in institutes of higher education. It will also strive to offer an efficient and effective mechanism to resolve student grievances, added the ministry.
All the universities have appointed dedicated nodal officers, who will be in charge of redressal of the complaints concerning the colleges affiliated to the varsities. They will examine the complaints registered in the portal and take relevant action. After a complaint is lodged, the complainant can view the cell-phone number, email ID plus other contact details of the respective nodal officer.
officer needs to ensure that the redressal is provided within a
stipulated time-frame. If not, an automatic reminder will be sent to
the officer once every two weeks for closure of the complaint. The
portal will be an effective tool for colleges/universities as well as
the commission in gauging the nature of the complaints. The facility
will help the authorities to monitor and resolve the grievances in a
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