As many as 28 students of Bhadrak Autonomous College have paid heavy price for submitting fake Divyang certificates as the Odisha Higher Education Department has cancelled their admission to the institution.
The State Higher Education Department on Tuesday issued a notification to cancel the admission of the students. The Deputy Director of the department has also written a letter in this regard to the General Manager of Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC).
“I am directed to inform you for cancelling the admission of 28 students of Bhadrak Autonomous College, Bhadrak, who had taken admission by producing fake PwD certificates at the time of admission for the sessions 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22,” the letter read.
The department further directed the OCAC to cancel the admission of those students and update the same in SAMS portal.
As per the notification, admission of as many as two students from Arts stream for 2019-20 academic year has been cancelled. Similarly, admission of nine students from Arts and Science stream for 2020-21 academic year has also been scrapped. This apart, the department has annulled the admission of as many as 17 students from Arts, Commerce and Science streams for the current academic year.
The Higher Education Department has also sent the names of the 28 students to OCAC for necessary action apart from informing about the development to the principal of Bhadrak Autonomous College.
(Edited by Suryakant Jena)