Both the universities had awarded these degrees from 2001 to 2005. As per the SC order, affected students will be a given a final chance to appear in an exam to be held during May-June 2018 by AICTE.
Hanuman Singh, admission counsellor of IASE, informed that they had awarded degrees close to 4,000 students from across the country. “The university is aware of the court decision and will abide by the honourable court’s observations. We will form a cell to assist these students in the best possible manner and inform these students about the Apex court order,” said Singh.
S S Sarangdevot, VC of JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, refused to speak to TOI stating that he was busy . A senior academic staff of the institution hinted that the management has been playing with the lives and careers of hundreds of students. “All their misdeeds will be exposed if a proper investigation is carried out,” said the staffer.
Sources said that the university had granted 6,000 technical degrees which have now been quashed by the court. TOI tracked some of the graduates affected by the court decision and found them to be in a complete state of shock. “I have honestly earned my degree. I have not cheated anyone. How can they expect us to appear for an exam after a decade? It will be hard for anyone of us to clear. How will you remember what you have learnt during the degree years,” asked a senior faculty member, who is ironically teaching at one of the affected universities.
Most of these graduates are mid-career professionals who are likely to file a review petition in the court.
Source : timesofindia