DU, JNU Professors in CBI Net for Flouting AICTE Norms

The CBI has registered cases against top Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University professors for allegedly conspiring to facilitate recognition to colleges in Jaipur by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), reported The Times of India.

Two separate cases of cheating have been registered against them for allowing the recognition on the basis of false documents, said report.

The accused professors are G V Singh, professor, School of Computer and System Sciences, JNU, and R S Gupta, a professor in DU, report said.

Singh is accused of infringing AICTE norms for a regular college in Jaipur, while Gupta is charged with facilitating recognition to an engineering college, said report.

The other accused in the first case include T K Garg, professor of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, M K Jha, head of the chemical engineering department in NIT, Jalandhar, Narendra Singh, AICTE’s deputy director, and Ram Karan Bhakar, president of the Rajdhani Educational Welfare Society, Jaipur, said report.

Accused in another case are R S Gupta, DU professor, D V S Verma, professor, BPS Mahila Mahavidhyalaya, Sonepat, T K Garg, professor in NIT, Kurukshetra, S P Singh, then regional officer, AICTE, Chandigarh, and Ashish Gupta, secretary of the Jaipur-based Pooja Educational Society, said report.

They have been accused for violating AICTE norms while granting recognition to an engineering college, said report.

RK Gaur, CBI press information officer, was quoted as saying: “The allegation is that the accused persons while working as public servants during the year 2008 abused their official positions and entered into criminal conspiracy with the president of Jaipur-based Educational Welfare Society to cheat AICTE in the matter of granting recognition to a college at Phagi in Jaipur by AICTE on the basis of false documents.”

“Searches were conducted at Jaipur, Kurukshetra, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Sonepat, Ghaziabad and Delhi. Incriminating documents, huge amounts in cash, assets in the form of immovable property and FDRs were found. These are being scrutinized for further investigation,” the official was quoted as saying.

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