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February 22, 2024

Panjab University Chandigarh averts its inclusion in the UGC's "Defaulting Universities" list by fully complying with the University Grants Commission (Redressal of Grievances of Students) Regulations and duly appointing an Ombudsperson.


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Photo: Gandhi Bhawan, Panjab University Chandigarh (Photo for Representation).


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MANDATORY

• Each University must appoint an Ombudsperson to address the grievances of students enrolled in the University and affiliated colleges/institutions.


UNIVERSITY’S PENCHANT FOR HARASSING & VICTIMIZING

• The grievances include non-transparent or unfair evaluation practices and the University’s penchant for harassing and victimizing students.


MUST DISPLAY OMBUDPERSON DETAILS

• Per the UGC regulations, each University and its affiliated colleges must display the particulars and contact details of the ombudsperson and students’ grievance redressal committee (SGRC) on their websites and at prominent places on their campuses.


CONSEQUENCES OF NON-COMPLIANCE

• If an institution willfully contravenes these regulations, the UGC will take one or more of the following actions:


New Delhi, India, January 31, 2023 — On April 11, 2023, UGC notified the University Grants Commission (Redressal of Grievances of Students) Regulations, 2023, in the Official Gazette of India. Following this, the UGC sent a letter to the University Vice-Chancellors asking them to appoint ombudspersons within 30 days.


• However, per the directives of the UGC, Panjab University and its affiliated colleges must prominently display the contact details of the Student Grievances Redressal Committee (SGRC) and the Ombudsperson on their campuses.



UGC Notice


Photo: UGC Public Notice announcing the List of Defaulting Universities that have not appointed Ombudspersons in compliance with the University Grants Commission Redressal of Grievances of Students Regulations, 2023.


Source: UGC

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