The vice-chancellor of Punjab Technical University (PTU) has failed to take action against the DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology (DAVIET) in a case of non-issuance of certificates by a company in 2012 where its students took two-month training.
Nearly 30 budding engineers of the DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology of information technology (IT) and electrical engineering (EE) were not provided with certificates of two-month training by Beta Soft Systems Pvt Ltd.
The students said that the V-C has not responded to their complaints to take action against the institute and intervene to provide them certificates.
The college had asked the students to report on Monday to the committee, constituted by the college, to investigate the matter regarding the non-issuance of the certificates and financial fraud during the training provided by Beta Soft in 2012.
One of the students said, “We came here by taking offs from our offices and classes with the hope that we will get the certificates today. But today, to our utter disappointment, we were shocked by the behaviour of one of the committee members, who even refused to record our statement in writing”. They said that the committee member also asked them to get out of there.
“It is not our fault. We have not committed any mistake by asking our certificates, then why they are humiliating us?” he asked.
One of the students, said, “The college made us join the training for two months after fourth semester in the second year after summer vacations. The college arranges placement in the second year on their own while we are allowed to choose any company for training in our last semester.”
She added, “We got training at Chandigarh-based company Beta Soft situated at Panchkula in 2012 and we even paid nearly Rs 2,500 as fee for the training. After the completion of training, we asked the authorities to provide us certificates, but to no avail.”
Meanwhile, PTU public relations officer, Rajneesh Sharma, said that the university is very much concerned about the case and career of their students.
“The VC had constituted a committee of academic branch and students’ facility centre team, who jointly checked the record of the college, and also issued an explanation call. The inquiry has been done and the final decision of the committee will be announced by the expert committee this week”, Sharma added.