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Cambridge college asks J&K students to pay dues before migrating

As many as 88 students from J&K had taken admission in the college under the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for J&K students.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigrah |
September 27, 2013 2:37:46 am

After students from Jammu and Kashmir levelled allegations of being ‘fake’ against the Cambridge Engineering College,the college authorities said the students had left the college and taken admission in other institutes in Punjab.

As many as 88 students from J&K had taken admission in the college under the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for J&K students. According to Sharan Singh Bham,managing director of the college,Fatehgarh Sahib,the students had completed one year of education without making any payments to the college for tuition,boarding,lodging and transportation.

“As per rules,all these students are liable to pay outstanding dues to the college. The scholarship for 45 students has been partially approved and has been declined for 43 students,” he added.

“There is nothing wrong on the part of the college to ask for genuine and due payments from these students before they migrate to other colleges. They studied in the college even when the college came under financial obligations on account of providing free services to the students as till then no scholarship amount was released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD),” Bham added.

Meanwhile,Sumaiya Jahan,one of the students said,“Now the Cambridge College is asking us to submit an affidavit saying the security amount worth Rs 25,000,paid at the beginning of the admission,will not be refunded and in addition,each student would have to pay the college fees for a year and a half. The college authorities are saying they will not return our original documents unless we submit this affidavit.”

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