The Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) administration on Thursday provisionally cancelled the admission of 5,296 students from the 2016-17 batch for failing to provide necessary certificates and documents. However, the university has provided the last opportunity to the students to furnish the required documents at the vice-chancellor’s office by March 31.
Around 20,000 applications came under scrutiny after the university administration conducted an inspection of the documents submitted by students.
At the time of admission, students are supposed to submit class 12 mark sheet, transfer certificate, character certificate and domicile certificate. For students belonging to scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and other backward castes, caste certificate is also necessary.
A total of 841 institutes is affiliated to AKTU across the state, of which 93 colleges are in Ghaziabad and 75 in Gautam Budh Nagar. The students also belong to colleges in Ghaziabad and Noida. Of the 5,296 students whose admission was provisionally cancelled, 2,885 students were enrolled in Masters of Business Administration (MBA) courses, 2,116 were enrolled in technical courses, 66 in Masters of Computer Application (MCA) and 141 in pharmacy courses.
The AKTU administration had kept admissions of around 20,000 students for the 2016-17 academic session on hold after they found documents submitted at the time of admission in 2016-17 to be fake or filled improperly.
“We had given a number of opportunities to the students to furnish the required documents. While many students managed to submit the documents, documents of 5,296 students were found to be fake or improperly filled,” AK Shukla, the deputy registrar of the university, said.
Shukla said that the colleges affiliated to the university were informed and given a deadline of March 17 to submit the required documents of the students, but 402 institutions had not complied with the directive, which is why the university has provided students with a final opportunity to submit documents.