On Tuesday, DUSU president body vanquisher, Ankiv Baisoya, got embroiled in a fake degree controversy. During 2016, in the sixth semester of BA (H) Economics, his name appeared in the attendance sheet of the college of Vocational Studies (CVS). Per contra, according to the claims made by him and his party, ABVP, he was enrolled in the Thiruvalluvar University in Vellore concurrently. NSUI’s allegations have cast aspersions on the authenticity of his documents submitted to DU administration to get enrolment in MA Buddhist Studies.

In order to debunk the allegations, ABVP is burning the candle from both ends and are trying to procure an official statement from the Vellore-based university.
A memorandum asking for an impeachment of our DUSU president has been submitted to the dean of student welfare (DSW) by NSUI and AISA. A police complaint has been filed by NSUI, however, an FIR hasn’t been lodged.

As stated to TOI by ABVP’s national media convenor, Monica Choudhry, Baisoya was a student of CVS from 2013 to 2016. That year in June, he addressed the university to cancel his admission and withdraw his name. Thus, he did not obtain the degree from DU. Nevertheless, it was confirmed that he was a student at the Thiruvalluvar University and successfully acquired the degree during the same time. Withdrawal from CVS occurred in June 2016 but he was enrolled in two different universities concurrently which she agrees is amiss.

She also added that earlier that year, Baisoya penned down to DSW soliciting for a clarification on his situation, whether it would become a ball and chain in future and was told otherwise.

Is NSUI giving ABVP a black eye? Will NSUI’s allegations bring Delhi University Students Union president Ankiv Baisoya to a naught? These questions are yet to be answered, as for now, DU administration is choosing to stay silent on these issues.

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