Delhi University’s (DU) admission process for candidates belonging to the OBC category, under the fifth cut-off list comes to a close on Tuesday.
However, University authorities have recorded cases of fake certificates, submitted by students in order to gain admission in a course and college of their choice.
The DU Proctor’s office, which has been on tenterhooks following the fake caste certificate scam, has recorded complaints from some colleges, challenging the OBC certificates submitted by a few students at the time of admission.
“We have received about four complaints from college authorities, raising doubts about the authenticity of these certificates. One such complaint was recorded for a student who claimed to be from Assam. We have sent his documents to Tinsukhia (Assam) for verification,” said HP Singh, Proctor, Delhi University.
The University has, in the meantime, decided to put the admission process of these students on hold, till verification is complete. “Since colleges have questioned the authenticity of the certificates submitted by the student, we have put the admission of these students on hold. If the documents are genuine, they will be cleared and if not, then their admission will stand cancelled. Admission provided, therefore, is on a provisional basis, subject to verification,” added Singh.
The Office of the Dean of Students’ Welfare has also taken stock of the situation and decided to conduct a check on these students.
“Once admission is over, we pick out students based on a method of random sampling. Thereafter, strict verification will be undertaken, which will check certificates submitted by the students of the OBC category,” said Singh.