The University Grants Commission (UGC) introduced a comprehensive fee refund policy for the academic session 2024-25, addressing complaints from students and parents about fee non-refunds by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Effective until revised, HEIs must refund full fees for admissions canceled or migrated students by September 30, with a maximum Rs. 1,000 processing fee until October 31, 2024. Applicable to all HEIs recognized by the UGC, including deemed universities and affiliated institutions, the policy mandates timely refunds. For later admissions, HEIs must follow UGC's October 2018 notification on refund percentages. Failure to comply may result in corrective actions as per UGC's regulations.

Source- Shorelight