This startup has helped over 35 educational institutes collect fees digitally

This startup has helped over 35 educational institutes collect fees digitally

  From left: Mayur Jain, Manisha Thakur and Viral Dedhia.   Even though demonetisation required most businesses to go cold turkey on cash, eventually, enterprises agreed that various avenues in their operations had the scope for becoming seamless and transparent through digitisation. And for the aspiring aggregator camp in the startup crowd, this posed myriad opportunities. One such group of individuals, who had been engaging with educational institutions through their existing projects, saw that this industry was one of the most traditional, and by extension, slowest on the uptake of…

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AICTE: Tech colleges to refund fees, return certificates of students who leave

AICTE: Tech colleges to refund fees, return certificates of students who leave

From this academic session, engineering colleges across the country will have to refund the fee collected from the students in case they don’t join the course or if they leave midway. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has also directed the institutes not to withhold the school/institute leaving certificates of students. According to sources, a number of students and parents had complained to the HRD ministry regarding this. The regulatory body, has included a clause in ‘AICTE approval process handbook 2017-18’ which directs engineering institutes to refund the…

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Government schools in Haryana to accept fees through e-wallet

Government schools in Haryana to accept fees through e-wallet

With a view to promote cashless transactions in the state, the Haryana Government has decided to open committed bank accounts of all government schools for payment of fees. This was disclosed by Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department, P K Das in Chandigarh on Friday. He said that nodal teacher in each school would download the e-wallet of the bank concerned. The accounts will be opened in bank branches nearest to the schools. The accounts will be opened in bank branches nearest to the schools. Parents or guardians of the…

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CU to repay fees collected from centres closed down under SDE

CU to repay fees collected from centres closed down under SDE

Kozhikode: Calicut Universityhas decided to repay the license renewal fee collected from around 156 closed down counselling centres and programme centres under the school of distance education(SDE) for the year 2015- 16. The varsity will repay the Rs 10,000 renewal fee paid by the centres for the year 2015- 16. The varsity had in October 2015 closed down all the counselling/ programme centres after the UGC withdrew the recognition for the varsity’s School of Distance Education (SDE) citing violation of rules governing Open and Distance Learning (ODL) programmes. The recognition…

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Bhopal: Take fees through cheques, online payments, schools told

Bhopal: Take fees through cheques, online payments, schools told

Following complaints that a number of private schools in Bhopal insisting that parents pay their wards’ fees in cash, district education officer on Friday directed educational institutes to accept cheques and online payments until December 31. “We will take action against schools that refuse to accept fees through cheques and online transfers,” said Dharmendra Sharma.“We have received complaints about a few schools pressurizing parents to pay fees in cash after demonetisation and also levying late fees,” Sharma told Hindustan Times. “We have issued a show cause notice to All Saints…

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