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  • AMU expels 20 B.Tech students for securing admissions through fraudulent means

    The Vice Chancellor (VC) of (AMU) Aligarh Muslim University, Lt Gen (retired) Zameer Uddin Shah has expelled 20 students of the Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, as it was found out in an inquiry that the students had provided forged documents to secure admission in the college in 2011.

    It is also reported that the Vice Chancellor has also ordered to lodge an FIR against the twenty students who have been found guilty.

    In an interview to the Times of India, university spokesperson, Rahat Abrar said that the twenty students took admission in the college in 2011 and had been a part of the course since the past one year.

    The VC of the university had constituted a committee under the chairmanship of dean, faculty of engineering and technology to probe the matter after the alleged fraud was detected this year, when a computerized biometric system was introduced for verifying authenticity of all such applicants who appeared in the entrance test conducted by the university.

    Rahat Abrar added that, "The committee cross-examined all facts related to unfair means used by the students but failed to get satisfactory reply from them.'' Abrar went on to say that the university even called in fingerprint experts to check the authenticity and match the signature of the students.

    After it was found that the students had committed various acts of indiscipline and misconduct, the committee recommended suspension of these students, and then later, the twenty students were placed under suspension from the rolls of the University on August 7, 2012.

    According to the University, they had reports which suggested that since the past one year, a well organized racket was operational, through which applicants were using fraudulent means for appearing in the admission tests to secure admission in the college. Following the reports, the AMU administrations ordered an investigation into last year’s admission records.

    Even the Police was informed about the racket and later in May, in a Police investigation, a man was arrested from Lucknow who was touted as the “mastermind” of this racket.

    The AMU administration called for deeper inquiry in-to these allegations after the detection of fraudulent procedures in four cases in this year's admission test.