In a shocking case of forgery, over 20,000 were reported to have cleared the B.ED exams from Agra's B.R Ambedkar University while only 12,800 were enrolled as regular students. The matter of 7,000 suspicious students came to light when the private agency preparing the BEd results objected that they only had the data of around 12,800 students while copies of over 20,000 students were checked.
The results were withheld at the last moment and a probe has been ordered by the Vice chancellor, a decision that may put several private college authorities in the dock. "VC Mohd Muzammil has instituted a committee to probe how the final results tally showed 20089 students when around 12,800 students were enrolled in all the affiliated colleges.The university has issued letters to private colleges where these ghost students allegedly studied," TOI quoted arsity spokesperson Prof Manoj Srivastava.
"Private colleges then claimed that they had taken more students against seats lying vacant and these extra students also took the exam," he added. "As many as 191 BEd colleges affiliated to Dr BR Ambedkar University had claimed that more than 40% of their seats were lying vacant and they suffered losses due to this, the daily quoted sources as saying.