Arti 26 January 2021
Nandini Warrier 01 February 2021
The college authorities do not have the right to withhold your certificates from you. Write a formal letter to the principal, or the head of the college stating your concerns. If you've already approached them and you still are not availing any response, you can send them a legal notice to the college claiming damages for the non return of your certificates.
If they still do not respond and return your certificates after receiving a legal notice, then you can always file a case against the college in a consumer court. You can file a case under the State Education Act. It is mentioned in many state's education act that a college or an educational institution can NOT hold original certificates from the owner. Many States have an education act so, you can file a case under your specific State's education act.
You can ask for the return of your certificates, and also claim compensation for the mental agony the college has caused you by not returning such certificates.
Hope this helps!
Arti 02 February 2021
Thanks a lot for showing me Direction Nandini,
Really Appreciate, one stupid question, what sort of a lawyer should I be looking for, also do you have any recommendation or know of anyone who has dealt with a similar case in the past.
Thanks a ton for your response
ChristopherCollins 26 February 2021
Thank you so much for the information Nandini,
Useful for me!