Lucknow: The Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) in the state capital on Saturday suspended about 20,000 students from its 600 aided and private colleges on suspicion of forgery of documents at the time of selection.
Speaking over the same, AKTU Vice Chancellor Professor Vinay Kumar Pathak said, “The suspended students did not submit all the required documents. The students, however, have been given time till March 8 to submit the required papers to continue their education.”
IET Lucknow, KNIT Sultanpur, Anand Engineering College Agra, MIT Meerut, ABES College Ghaziabad, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Management Agra and Sherwood College of Engineering Lucknow are some of the main colleges that got its students suspended.
The irregularity was traced after manually checking and finding the online database prepared before the entrance examination different from the hard copies of the documents submitted by the students in the colleges, said AKTU Registrar Pawan Gangwar.
The AKTU officials have claimed that the misdeed happened because the colleges wanted to fill the vacant seats in a hurry.
The colleges have been ordered to get the documents of the suspended students verified by the deadline, March 8, to continue their education in the institution. Those who fail to get their documents verified, their enrolment will be cancelled.
AKTU has assured to take appropriate action against the colleges which will be found guilty of practising forgery. The affiliated colleges may suffer deduction of seats or cancellation of affiliation if found guilty.