After last year’s disputes over Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) president Ankiv Baisoya’s ‘fake marksheet’, this year after the admission process is completed, forensic check of all post graduate marksheets will be conduct, decided by DU.
The university is keen to focus on marksheets of the aspirants conceded to the law faculty and the department Buddhist studies, as maximum number of students come from these streams to compete in the DUSU elections.
A senior official of DU, on the condition of obscurity, told TOI that DU will “make sure that all PG marksheets and documents are analyzed and checked after the admission process is over. Expert team employ to look through the documents from multiple universities and coordinate with them to determine that the documents are not fake. We are doing this to avoid another situation where for months DU did not have a union president as Baisoya’s documents were under investigation.”
Last year, Baisoya was under investigation after accusations by NSUI members, who alleged that his documents from Thiruvalluvar University of Vellore were fake. After months of investigation the accusations were found to be true and Baisoya, a student of Buddhist studies, was forced to step down by the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). He was also suspended from the students’ organisation pending completion of inquiry.
The standing committee on admissions, in its meeting, decided that colleges and departments of the university will be asked to “adopt applicable steps for online forensic affirmation of the documents may be done only for those documents which cannot be verified through online resources after last day of admission.
Member of the standing committee Rasal Singh stated that the step is part of DU’s “zero tolerance for such immorality”. He said that “this has being introduced to check admissions on the basis of fake documents. It will effectively counter the abuses by few aspirants.”