FOUR FAKE mark-sheets, used by failed students to appear for M Sc Final exams of 2006, were detected by the Barkatullah University authorities today, creating a furore.
The detection of stray cases of fake mark-sheets over the last few days has the BU administration in worry, forcing it to mull over better security measures in mark-sheets. Also, the university might hand over the inquiry of the matter to high investigation agencies like CID, if such need arises.
The registrar of BU, Sanjay Tiwari, confirmed to the Hindustan Times that some cases of fake mark-sheets, including some of M Sc (Previous) students, have been detected.
He said that an FIR has already been lodged with the police in this matter and the university is also conducting its in-house enquiry to get to the root of the matter. The fake mark-sheets detected over the last few days were of courses like B Ed, BHMS and M Sc.
The mark-sheets that were detected as fake today belonged to four students of three different colleges. All these students had failed in the M Sc (previous) exams of 2004-05 but used fake mark-sheets to submit the examination forms of M Sc Final for 2005-06.
The cases were detected after the mark-sheets were verified by the university authorities and matched with records available at the university.
The students who used the mark-sheets are Naga Raju (roll number 27944), Suman Pamrakhi (27945), V V Srinivasa Rao (27946) – all three of M Sc (Chemistry) and Naga Vir Brahma (27949) – M Sc (Physics). Registrar Tiwari said that although several security measures like watermark and holograms are used in mark-sheets, the advanced printing technology makes such crime easy.
He said that the university would be ensuring introduction of stricter security marks in mark-sheets to prevent recurrence of such incidents.
Meanwhile, an inquiry has already been started in the university to decide upon the extent of the problem. “If we find it necessary, we would hand over the matter to agency like CID,” the registrar said.