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NEET admissions: Alarm bells ring as three students submit forged marksheets in Punjab

BFUHS has issued instructions to colleges to check result cards that candidates submit against the ones uploaded on CBSE website; seats to be allotted on July 21

education Updated: Jul 19, 2017 11:53 IST
Nikhil Sharma
Nikhil Sharma
Hindustan Times, Faridkot
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Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot), overseeing medical college admissions in Punjab, has asked colleges to ensure that result marksheets submitted by candidates are checked against original documents available on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) website.(HT photo/For representation only)

Ahead of the online allotment of MBBS (medical) and BDS (dental) seats in NEET counselling on July 21, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot (BFUHS), overseeing medical college admissions in Punjab, has asked colleges to ensure that result marksheets submitted by candidates are checked against original documents available on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) website.

The move comes after three forged marksheets were submitted with marks inflated to the university. After the merit list of candidates was uploaded by BFUHS the students who had forged the NEET marks were foolish enough to approach the varsity claiming that the merit list had mistakes, a senior BFUHS official said.

“A female candidate who scored 477 marks in NEET approached us on Tuesday with a forged marksheet that recorded her marks at 577. She created a scene in the admission office, claiming that the merit list was wrong. On verification, the marksheet was found to be fabricated. When confronted, she fled. Students must refrain from such tricks,” the official added. Two similar cases were also reported on Tuesday.

Now, the BFUHS has issued strict instructions to colleges to verify the NEET-2017 marks of candidates and not rely on marks submitted by the students.

“NEET-2017 marks of the candidates should be verified by original login on computer from the website cbse.neet.nic.in. This should be minutely matched and verified with the result card of the exam that candidates submit,” the university’s note adds.

The vice chancellor of BFUHS, Dr Raj Bahadur said, “Before allotting a seat, the eligibility of each candidate shall be verified. In case somebody submits a forged certificate, he/she will be in trouble as the documents will be again verified. We will report the cases to the police and seek the registration of a FIR.”

Meanwhile, of 9,200 students who applied for admission, 3,000 had submitted their online preferences of colleges till Tuesday.

Officials said students should consider the seats matrix uploaded at the website of the university as that will help them to decide their preference of college.

First Published: Jul 18, 2017 20:19 IST