New Delhi: Department of Buddhist Studies University of Delhi which has produced several DUSU Presidents in the past is raking up with fake degree issue. Ankiv Baisoya admission in the department of Buddhist Studies has raised questions about the admission process. Head of the Department, KTS Sarao is facing the heat by his faculty members and serious allegation of misusing his power is leveled against him.
Associate Professor of Buddhist department I N Singh speaking with Newsd explained how the entire admission process in the Buddhist Department is managed by the HoD Sarao and why he should also be made accountable in the Fake Degree case of ABVP leader Ankiv Baisoya.
Singh said, “Professor Hira Paul Gangnegi and I have complained to the University Vice-chancellor on May 15, 2018, regarding his autocratic behavior of inclusion and exclusion of teachers from the Committee of Courses, which is instrumental in departmental enquiry process against such cases related to fake mark sheet.”
It is learnt that Course Committee members are responsible for the admission process including the cross verification of degrees and certificates produced by the candidate during the admission process.
He also said that when the case came into limelight not a single meeting of the Committee was called by the HoD rather he kept the entire department in dark and dealt with this in an autocratic manner.”
Professor Singh said, “There was no such case of fake admission earlier but this was done in the coordination with Sarao who is more responsible for allowing Baisoya admission without cross verification, and therefore he must be punished.”
He said that Baisoya has applied in the department seeking his admission since 2016, 2017, and 2018. Every year in his application form he has given his Bachelors detail differently and we all were well aware of his fake admission and this was inevitable.
Professor KTS Sarao has refuted all the allegations made against him by his faculty members and said that all the due process was followed in Baisoya admission process and the Thiruvalluvar University delayed their response when asked about his degree claims.
Speaking with Newsd Sarao said, “Thiruvalluvar University website was not updated and when I tried to contact them personally on phone and even WhatsApp the language was also a problem and delay was done from their part, not us.”
Rajpal Singh, a member of Delhi University Court and a member of Finance Committee speaking with Newsd said, “We got to know about Baisoya’s fake mark-sheet issue during the election period and when we informed the concerned university authority, they told that until such complaints are made by some candidate won’t take any action.”
“We have made several attempts to raise this issue with the concerned officials in this matter but it kept getting delayed and it only points towards larger conspiracy,” said Rajpal Singh.
Delhi University’s Buddhist Department which came into limelight after the Students Union elected President Ankiv Baisoya, who is enrolled in the master degree program in the department found to have submitted a fake degree to secure admission was asked to resign. This created a question mark over the admission process in Delhi University where the verification and cross-checking of degrees are done strictly. Despite having such a mechanism at the place it was dodged by a student leader who surpassed the verification process.