A racket of Fake college degree certificate exposed by a group of undercover agents
HRD Minister Orders UGC to Set a Committee
The HRD Ministry directed to form a committee of five members so that it can look after the matter. This he ordered after racket exposure of fake college degree certificate market.
D P Singh, UGC Chairman has asked to present the report in the next three weeks to The Committee.
Some agents claim to provide known universities degrees to students without attending the lectures and exams.
In three weeks, The Committee is expected to finish its enquiry and to name all who are into this illegal practice. This includes institutions and individuals.
“Whoever is guilty, strict action will be taken against them,” Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Tweeted
He also said that instruction has been given to concerned organisations for strict examination.
The Committee set by UGC
- Mr Yogesh Singh – Vice-Chancellor, Delhi Technological University,
- AC Pandey- Former Vice-Chancellor of Bundelkhand University,
- DP Verma- National Judicial Academy India Additional Director (Research and Training)
- KPS Unny – Former JNU Professor
- Dev Swarup – UGC Additional Secretary
Mr Singh will be heading the Committee and UGC Joint Secretary (Private Universities) Surender Singh will be assisting for the same.
How this Racket of Fake College Degree Certificate Exposed?
A Person who claims he is an agent in Navi Mumbai’s Koparkhairane for such Education Consultancy is targeted by a group of undercover reporters.
This agent agreed to get undercover reporters, Bachelor of Arts(BA) Degree backdated to 2016.
The Agent who named himself as Swapnil Gaikwad claimed to give degrees from two renowned universities. He named them as Yashwantrao Chavan University and Solapur University and they have recognition from the UGC and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
Many other fake college degrees like law, engineering and PhD he claimed to provide at a cost within Rs. 75,000 to Rs. 2 Lakh.
“Within 15 days, we will complete the inquiry and have a criminal case launched against the culprits.”
Maharashtra Higher Education Minister Vinod Tawde
He also told that it’s not good for the student’s future and honour of Maharashtra government.
According to the sources, an increase in the university count may be the main reason behind the growing fake college degree certificate market.