A day after Dr Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) announced a list of 450 colleges that have been issued a notice over irregularities in the admission process, the university administration has started a probe in the matter.
After the probe, the university administration will decide on the legal course of action against colleges found involved in wrongdoings related to admission.
A total of 50 colleges in Ghaziabad and 35 colleges in Gautam Budh Nagar have been issued notices by the university administration for submitting 615 and 215 irregular forms, respectively. More than 900 colleges are affiliated with AKTU across the state.
In January, the AKTU administration had found that documents of more than 19,000 students were submitted with irregularities by affiliated colleges for academic session 2016-17.
The university had then ordered a probe to find out the magnitude of fake admissions. After conducting a probe, the university issued notices to 450 colleges for irregularities in the admission of 5,250 students.
Till Thursday evening, the university has identified 13 colleges of the 450 issued notice as having forged the marks tally of students to facilitate their admission. The college administration will now consider the technicalities of pursuing legal action against them.
“We have found that 13 colleges have committed grave wrongdoings by forging the marks tally of students. Now, the university committee will decide when to lodge an FIR against the college bodies. The committee will also decide on whether to cancel their affiliation,” said Aashish Mishra, spokesperson, AKTU.
Of the 13 colleges, two colleges are in Greater Noida and two in Ghaziabad.
The university management declined to disclose the details of the wrongdoings committed by these colleges.
“We might add more colleges to this list after our probe is over. We have been sending notices and circulars to all colleges asking them to submit all complete documents of students. Now, our probe will focus on finding out if the colleges have been negligent in their working or if they deliberately forged marks,” Mishra said.
Dr Bharat Singh, director of Prince Institute of Technology and Management, one of the colleges issued notices, said, “In 2016-17, a girl student wanted to pursue masters in management from our institute. She was unable to submit her third-year degree marksheet at the time of admission and she gave us a provisional marksheet instead. The confusion arose due to this and we are in touch with university representatives.”