Q 1. How important are the pre-university records ( that is 10,11,12 STD) and how essential are the transcripts
of those. I am skeptical about them being considered as official since the cover is not sent from the Registrar.
The importance of these documents lies in the relevance of these in your application context.If you have some academic achievements to your credit then do mention it and supply the proofs.
By achievement I mean some national, state or university level.
If you had some science or math\’s scholarships do mention.If you did some project in school and gained recognition do record it.
If you were involved in some community development project then make the Univ aware of it.
Q 2. What should we mention as our undergraduate institution name ? Is it my Engineering College name or the University name? I am confused in what to mention. At places I find my college name in the search option and at times the university name and sometimes none.
I would like that the university’s name must be mentioned. If the space permits college name should be provided in addition to this.
Q 3.Do the above two factors count for/against the admission & funding criteria?
If you have still supplied these documents even if they are not supporting what I have said above it makes no difference to your application.Do not worry.