The move came the after ministry received queries from a large number parents and students on the refund of the seat acceptance fee.
“Candidate who remit seat acceptance fee, report to any reporting centre but do not join the participating institute will be treated as rejecting the offer. Such candidates may seek for the refund of the acceptance fee after the completion of seat-allocation process. In such cases, candidates will be refunded the seat acceptance fee paid by him or her after deducting one thousand rupees,” the ministry said on Friday.
The Joint Seat Allocation Authority has already taken a decision in this regard earlier. “In cases where candidates leave after joining the participating institute and if the seat falling vacant has been filled by another candidate by the last date of admission, the institute may return the fee collected with proportionate deductions of monthly fee and proportionate hostel rent, where applicable,” the ministry added.