Published On : Thu, Sep 18th, 2014

Students at Cadence Institute await certificates for apathy of university it is affiliated to

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Nagpur News: There has been a sudden spurt in the institutes offering professional courses in the city, which run on affiliation from farther universities, rather than the local one. While few of the institutes are fetching promptly on their performance and delivery of certificates, most of the others are being taken for a ride by the universities with which these institutes are affiliated with. One such institute in the city is Cadence School of Fashion & Interior where some of the students have been reportedly awaiting their certificates for as long as 5 years.

The Institute has opened 4 branches in the city at Dharampeth, Medical Square, Wardhaman Nagar and Sadar. This Institute has taken affiliations from Vinayaka Missions University of Salem in Tamil Nadu running under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. Every academic requirement is met by Vinayaka Missions University, which includes Question Papers, Answer Papers, Valuation, Examination and then Result Sheet, Provisional Certificates, Degrees etc.

However, in the recent past there are many students who have not received their degree certificates. Some are pending since 2009. While some students come forward to demand their original certificates, others do not bother to obtain it from the Cadence Institute. This includes many girls who had taken up the course only to get an experience or as a hobby. However, those who approach the institutes where they paid their fees and underwent the training are made to wait indefinitely for their degree certificates. They are then made to run from pillar to post. If any former student raises his voice to demand the certificate, he is very tersely replied that the director will not go all the way to Salem to get degree of one student. He is assured that when more than 5 or 6 cases come together, he will make the trip to Salem in Tamil Nadu and get their degree certificate. The three students from Medical Branch include Ashok Jangid, Manish Warhade and Rupali Badai. From Wardhaman Branch Dinesh Jangid and another female student are some of those who dared to come forward and complain about Cadence. However, if investigated many more names too may appear.

While speaking to Nagpur Today, Director of Dharampeth Branch Rupesh Kumar said that if it was in his hands to give the degree certificates, he would have done that long time ago. It is the Vinayaka Missions University based at Salem in Tamil Nadu which is very lethargic. He added that every time he goes to get all the problems sorted out, they find some other new problem and ask him to come after 15 days. This has been going on for quite some time. Rupesh Kumar told Nagpur Today that because of this lethargic attitude of theirs, Cadence has stopped taking students for them. He added that for the past two years, he has severed the affiliation also with Vinayaka Missions University.

Nagpur Today contacted the Administrative Officer of the Vinayaka Mission University at Salem. The lady Administrative Officer told Nagpur Today that the fees of a student may not have been submitted by Cadence which could be probable cause for the degree being delayed or withheld. There must be some communication gap or misplacement of the fees receipt of the candidates, which could be the probable cause, she added.

What is interesting yet irksome is that the degree certificates of the students are unnecessarily getting delayed because of the “Communication gap”. How long should a student wait? Is 5 years not long enough for resolving issues and dispatching degree certificates?