An investigation brought out by News channels has uncovered the hidden top of educational institutions anywhere degrees are on sale. Fake Degree Market Waves.
A team of secret reporters accosted some agents who alleged they would grant us with educational degrees without attending classes or looking for studies.
The team met Swapnil Gaikwad, who alleged to be an agent of Key Education Consultancy in Navi Mumbai’s Koparkhairane. He allowed to get us a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree backdated to 2016.
Gaikwad told us that he could give degrees from 2-well known universities.
these include Yashwantrao Chavan University and Solapur University, both of which are approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
Gaikwad told the entire method would take 45 days. Scanned copies of the educational degrees would be given to us in 30 days and the hard copies given over within the next 10-15 days.
Fake Degree Market Waves: What is still more unexpected is that the applicant is not expected to visit classes or visit the university- everything is done since it backdated, said Gaikwad. The main point is to add these fabricated documents to the university’s records, he said.
When we raised suspicions about the authenticity of the degree, Gaikwad tried to change us by saying, “It’s an independent certificate, along with the stories. It’s possible for verification.”
We were also given degrees in engineering, LLB and PhD from various universities — the prices for them vary. The cost charged for an engineering degree was Rs 75,000 for 3-years. We had to pay half the amount as advance and the rest upon getting the scanned and hard copies.
The PhD degree offered was from the Andhra University — we told that the research and outline would also provide. Gaikwad said that he could get us a law degree for Rs 2 lakh from a University in Uttar Pradesh.
According to a whistleblower, accession number universities is the main reason that has led to the development degree market.
“Every university has a target. Some universities are doing well, some are regular performing, and some are performing poorly. To fulfil the goal of universities misbehaving, these centres have set.
These centres perform as the marketing partners of the university and sell the certificates. It’s a win-win position for both — the candidate gets a grant, and the university receives admissions,” said the whistleblower.
The Ministry of HRD (Human Resource Development) on Thursday took notice of the research and directed the UGC to establish a high-level commission to inquire into the accusations immediately.
The committee is expected to make its inquiry within 3-weeks.
Identify organisations and people that have resorted to such illegal works so that strict action can make against all concerned,” it further stated.
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced he had instructed the concerned organisations to manage the strict investigation. “Whoever is guilty, strict action will take against them,” he wrote on Twitter.