Dr. APJ AKTU 1st Year 20,000 Students Suspend Due to Incomplete Document

The fate of about 20,000 students of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) hangs in the balance as the varsity is likely to suspend them on the grounds of incomplete document submission during admission.

Terming them cases of 'fake admission', the university did not rule out the possibility of the students having taken advantage of the scholarship scheme for SC/OBC categories.

According to a circular, out of 19,834 students who are likely to be suspended, over 7,000 belong to the SC category.

During a verification process, it was found that out of the total 82,141 students who were admitted in 2016, the documents of 19,834 students were incomplete.

"The colleges have been given time till March 8 to provide all the documents. After that, we will come out with a final list of students who fail to submit their documents. Subsequently, they will be suspended," AKTU registrar Pawan Gangwar told TOI.

More than 150 colleges affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam University are located in Noida and Ghaziabad. The UP government gives scholarships to students from a poor financial background and those from the SC/ST or OBC categories.

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Providing a breather to around 20,000 students over irregularities in admission-related documents, officials of Dr Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) have decided to recheck the documents of each student with their respective college authorities till March 8.

On February 27, the university administration had suspended 19,834 students over irregularities in their admission related documents.

A total of 846 institutions is affiliated with AKTU across the state, with more than 150 of these colleges in Greater Noida and Ghaziabad.

For the 2016-17 academic session, a total of 82,141 students had taken admission across the state. “After cross-checking the documents of the newly admitted students, we found that as many as 20,000 students had submitted incomplete forms. The migration certificate and class 12 mark sheets of many were missing. We decided to put their admission in the respective institutes on hold,” Ashish Mishra, spokesperson, AKTU, said.

The university has provided students with another chance to submit the documents through their college representatives. The representatives have been called to the main campus in Lucknow where the university authorities will re-examine the documents.

“We have already started the re-examination process of the documents. We had invited representatives of 150 colleges on Monday and Tuesday,” Mishra said.

“Colleges with code 001 to 150 have been invited on February 27 and 28, colleges from 151 to 300 on March 1 and 2, colleges from 301 to 450 on March 3 and 4, colleges from 451 to 675 on March 5 and 6, and colleges from 675 to 846 on March 7 and 8,” Mishra said.

However, the university officials said that there will no leniency will be shown to students post the re-examination process. “Admission of students whose documents are missing post the re-examination process will be cancelled,” Mishra said.

Officials said that there are irregularities in documents submitted by a number of SC/ST category students, who are given scholarship under Samaj Kalyan department.

“The fees for SC/ST students come from Samaj Kalyan department and the amount is directly transferred to the bank accounts of students. We have also found many caste certificates and mark sheets of such students to be missing or fake. Therefore, we have to be extremely cautious to ensure that the scholarship funds are not misused,” Mishra said.

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