Dr Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) has issued a notice to 450 colleges across the state on Thursday evening about irregularities in admissions. Officials said most cases pertain to fake or incomplete documents submitted by 5,250 students in the academic year 2016-17.
A total of 50 colleges in Ghaziabad and 35 colleges in Gautam Budh Nagar have also been issued notice by the university administration for submitting 615 and 215 irregular forms, respectively. A total of 900 colleges are affiliated with AKTU across UP and of these, 168 colleges are located in Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar.
The university administration said it will take legal action against 13 colleges for allegedly fudging marks of students. Two colleges in Greater Noida — Prince Institute and DNIT institute of management — and two in Ghaziabad — RN Institute and DNS Institute — will also face action. “A total of 37 Students from 13 colleges were given admission after fudging their marks. Such colleges will face legal action,” said Dr Vinay Pathak, vice chancellor, AKTU.
The university’s vice-chancellor said that institutes stand to lose their affiliation if grave wrongdoings are found in their probe.
“Many colleges had submitted incomplete forms during the admission process in 2016 and in many colleges, students who were already enrolled in a college were found taking admissions. These colleges have been issued a notice asking the reason behind submitting admission forms with irregularities. We will continue our probe and colleges found to be responsible will face strict action,” said Dr Vinay Pathak, vice-chancellor, AKTU.
In January, the university had conducted a probe of the admission documents submitted by 82,241 students during the start of academic session 2016-17. They found that a total of 19,834 students had submitted forms with irregularities. The university administration had then given eight days in February to colleges concerned for submitting the completed forms of the students to avoid cancellation of admission.
The university administration had then come up with a list of 5,250 students whose documents could not be verified as their colleges had not sent any representative to Lucknow campus.
This is the first time that the university has made public the list of guilty colleges.