Delhi University warns students against fake admission agents

May 19, 2014

New Delhi : Admission process in Delhi University is going to begin in a few weeks.With Delhi University ( DU) admissions all set to begin in a few weeks, officials are warning parents and students against suspected touts posing as varsity agents and promising to get the applicant a seat in the desired college or course in exchange for money.

In the past, several cases of fake admissions and students being cheated by touts have come to the notice of the Delhi University.

The suspected touts usually pose as agents of the varsity and claim to be close to members of the Delhi University Students Association ( DUSU). They ask students to pay anywhere between Rs.10,000 to Rs.2 lakh for seats in various top colleges of the university.

Delhi University officials said that aspiring students and their parents should not fall for such agents as admission process in the varsity has no scope for any such wrong doing.

" These touts fool parents by asking for certificates and filling the OMR sheet by themselves. They stand in the queue and submit the form on behalf of the applicant which makes the aspiring student believe that the tout has some connection.

But after taking money from the student, they flee," a university official informed.

Delhi University officials have asked aspiring students and their parents to report the matter if they come across any such persons.

" Our volunteers are across the colleges and anyone who is approached by the touts should come inform the volunteers.

Unless people report the matter to us, we can't take any action. We can just warn them to not fall for such things. The admission process is very transparent; everything is ( available) online," said the Dean, Students Welfare, J. M. Khurana.

Many second and third year students said that they too were approached by touts when they were applying to the varsity. " My friend and I had average grades and a tout promised us admissions in a better college. My friend paid him Rs.50,000 and the next day the tout vanished. Thankfully, I did not do any such thing," said Ameeta Vig, a second year student in the university. (Source-mail today)

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