Admission Scam: 891 students enrolled in Ayush UP colleges have been suspended | Tech US News


LUCKNOW The state government on Tuesday suspended 891 students who allegedly took admission in Ayush colleges across UP without securing cut-off marks in the NEET-2021 examination. It was the largest number of expulsions at one time in such an admissions scam in the country. Many students received notices asking them to prove that their admission was not fraudulent.

As many as 22 of these 891 students were identified as those who were admitted without even clearing the National Entrance Test (NEET), the gateway for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BUMS, BHMS courses in the country.

“All these 891 students will be suspended until the investigation is completed. Their admission will be stopped if the investigation to be conducted by the CBI is found to be wrong, which the state government has already given a recommendation,” said Dayashankar Mishra, Minister of State for AYUSH.

On November 4, the Ayurveda department launched an internal inquiry and then filed an FIR after it came to light that many students were admitted to Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathy colleges in violation of rules. The Ayush minister has written a letter to the chief minister’s office demanding a high-level probe by an independent agency, and the state government has recommended a CBI probe into admission irregularities.

“There is a policy of zero tolerance towards corruption. The fate of all these students under suspension and also the officials under the scanner will depend on the outcome of the investigation. No one will be spared if found guilty,” said the minister.

Many suspended students have been issued individual notices asking them to submit the proofs of their NEET-2021 result and also the documents they submitted at the time of counselling.

“During document cross-verification, the NEET website has given an invalid application number/date of birth next to your name. This makes your admission through NEET doubtful and you must submit the related documents within seven days or legal action will be initiated,” said a joint letter (with individual names) to all such students whose admission is in doubt.

Many of the 891 students reached the directorate to submit their admission proof. “Our details are displayed on the NEET website. We request the department to consider continuing our admission,” said one of the students who came from Meerut.

Two senior officials have been suspended and two others have also faced a departmental inquiry as decided by the state government. “We will get to the bottom of it and make sure that something like this does not happen again,” said the minister.

The FIR filed by Director Ayurveda Professor SN Singh stated that Uptron Powertronics, a government-recognised technology company, was given the job of conducting online counseling as the department did not have its own information cell. Later, V3 Soft Solutions Pvt Ltd was made the supplier for this work by the company that originally took over the work.

The police registered an FIR after some irregularities were allegedly found during the online counseling for admission to NEET 2021-22.


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