DU principal accused of committing scam within ECA admissions
Apart from direct admissions, there are quota admissions held under the supervision of colleges under Delhi University. Swami Shraddhanand College, one of the prominent colleges under DU, has been provided with 5% seats for admissions via sports and Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) quota, and an estimated 1,400 students are admitted through this venture.
As per the latest bulletin, a professor from the same college has placed accusations and filed a police complaint against its principal, stating the frauds the principal is committing within admissions via ECA quota.
Suraj Yadav, an associate professor, was quoted saying, "The acting principal of our college has released the list of students to be admitted on the basis of ECA which is not the one I, as the convener of the College ECA Admission Committee, had submitted to him. I have been under extreme mental pressure to change the list for last few days and when I didn't agree to make any change on the opinion of the judges; the acting principal also issued a show-cause notice to me,"
Police confirmed the allegations but said nothing about the FIR. A senior police official said, "We are probing the charges based on which we will decide the further course of action."
Parveen Garg, the defendant principal, disproved of the claims as "groundless”, and said, "These are baseless allegations. Suraj had last year enrolled over 180 students crossing the permissible limit for ECA admissions. To avoid the same, I intervened and released a list of 31 students from the ones that were received by me. According to the university norms, we can only admit 70 students through the quota including ECA and sports,"
College’s Students Union has requested to the DU Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh and institution's Governing Body Chairman, to seek his views on this matter and take serious actions in order to prevent student sufferings.