Seat Acceptance Fee (SAF) Refund Rules


Rules related to withdrawal/refund of Seat Acceptance Fee (SAF)

  • The application fee paid during filling up the application form is not refundable.
  • Refund policy for the Seat Acceptance Fee (SAF) is given below:
  1. The candidate can withdraw his/her seat by selecting the option “WITHDRAW SEAT” in the application portal. No other form/method of withdrawal is accepted. Email or phone communication in this regard shall not be entertained.
  2. Once a candidate has withdrawn, he/she will not be considered for further rounds of counseling/admission process. A withdrawn candidate cannot re-enter the admission process under any circumstances.
  3. There are two important withdrawal dates:
  4.   a. Round-wise withdrawal (RW) date, and
      b. Final withdrawal (FW) date. RW and FW dates can be found below.
  5. If a candidate withdraws from the counselling process before RW deadline, then no cancellation fee will be applicable, i.e., the entire SAF (after the deduction of bank charges, if applicable) will be refunded.
  6. If a candidate withdraws after the RW deadline, but before the FW deadline, then a non-refundable administrative fee will be deducted which is ₹10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) for GEN/OBC/OBC-NCL/EWS/PwD/KM and Kashmiri Pandit/Kashmiri Hindu Families (non-migrants) candidate and ₹5,000/- (Rupees five thousand only) for SC/ST candidates.
  7. Once a candidate has withdrawn the seat through the counselling portal, the amount due will be refunded to the bank account provided in the IISER Preference Form. Such candidates do not need to take any additional steps towards their SAF refund. All efforts will be made to ensure that the refunds are processed within 15 working days after the withdrawal.
  8. The Seat Acceptance Fee will be eventually transferred to the IISER which the candidate finally registers at, and the respective IISER will adjust the fees that may be applicable, locally from the candidate upon registration at the particular IISER. Any withdrawal after the FW deadline will be taken care by that particular IISER following the instructions given below.
  9. If the candidate fails to join in-person at the offered IISER on the joining date mentioned in the offer letter of the respective IISER, the cancellation fee decided by the concerned IISER will be applicable.
  10. Further, a candidate who has paid the SAF but fails to show up by the last date of admission fee payment at the concerned IISER, will not be considered for further rounds of admission.
  11. If the candidate decides to discontinue after joining any particular IISER, the refund policy of that IISER will be applicable.
  12. IISERs and JAC are not liable for losses incurred if an application is not withdrawn in the above manner on or before the stipulated date and time.


Withdrawal Dates

Round-wise Withdrawal dates (Without Penalty) Final Withdrawal Date
Round - 1 25 July 2024; 4 PM 30 August 2024; 4 PM
Round - 2 03 August 2024; 4 PM 30 August 2024; 4 PM
Round - 3 The date will be announced soon. 30 August 2024; 4 PM

Please Note

  • The candidate can withdraw his/her seat by selecting the option “WITHDRAW SEAT” in the application portal. No other form/method of withdrawal is accepted.
  • Requests for extension of last date for withdrawal will NOT be entertained.
  • For withdrawals before round-wise deadline, entire SAF will be refunded in full.
  • For withdrawals after round-wise deadline but before final withdrawal date Rs. 10,000.00 (Rs. 5,000.00 for SC/ST) will be deducted. Rest of the SAF will be refunded.
  • For withdrawals after the final withdrawal date, withdrawal and refund rules of admitting IISER will apply.