7 Architecture colleges and 32 engineering colleges has been warned of strict action by the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) if they do not refund the fee and return the admission documents of the applicants.
Approximately 500 complaints of unprofessional conduct and malpractice done by self-financed institutions (SFIs) during admission process were received by the ACPC, of which estimated 100 complaints have been looked into and settled.
A meeting of the management of self-financed college and their students was held on Tuesday in which the management and student discussed the issue one to one in presence of officials of ACPC.
Observing that the management and students could not come up with a satisfactory solution for both parties, the ACPC granted colleges a notice and last warning, overlooking to which they might have to pay deep penalty.
As informed by ACPC official, of all the 500 complaints, ACPC received the maximum complaints, close to 56, against Changa College. Despite the warnings given earlier with having deadline of August 31, the colleges failed to resolve these complaints.
He also said that colleges with many complaints either refused to refund fees or declined to return original mark sheets of applicants after candidates secured admission seat in government colleges.
The fourth round of admissions raised the issue, in which students were allowed to hold admission to various branches of government colleges. The seats of their college became vacant and ACPC was given authorization to hold another special round to fill them up.
With a large number of students demanding refunds, self-financed colleges tried to keep hold of these students by taking custody of their already paid fees or submitted documents. However, the norms and rules specify that self-financed colleges have to return fees and documents.