The future of several Telugu students who joined a German university through an education consultancy now hangs in the balance. Officials at Jena University are contemplating action against them for alleged fraud in marks memos. They told the Indian students that their mark sheets were fabricated to show higher percentage of marks than actually obtained. The students have, however, claimed innocence.
Varsity mulls action
With the university planning penal action, the worried students rang up Sai Videsh Consultz here in Narayanaguda, only to realise that a mediator hired by the latter had played mischief.
Based on a complaint lodged by the families of some students, Narayanaguda Police registered a criminal case against Yoga Amarnath Bagoda, who is absconding. The students originally approached Sai Videsh Consultz seeking admissions to different courses at universities in Germany. Its owner M. Shashidhar collected Rs.30,000 from each candidate. He then hired Bagoda, who had floated Innovative Business Consulting Service at Srinagar Colony, and paid him part of the money. The students said Bagoda prepared fake memos of marks to ensure they were given seats at Jena University.
“Having realized the certificates were fake, the university authorities told them to face cases,” Narayanaguda Sub-Inspector G. Jagannadh said. When the students checked with the university records, they found Bagoda changed their marks memos to secure university admissions.
Case of cheating
Narayanaguda police registered a case of cheating and criminal breach of trust against Bagoda. A mediator appointed by the education consultancy that facilitated their admissions fudged their marks memos
– Source The Hindu
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