Baba Farid University of Health Sciences cancelled admissions of 24 students after finding out that the certificates provided by these students for medical and paramedical colleges were fake.
According to a university official, these students had supplied fake certificates to get admission. He said, “The University had sent class XII certificates of 32 suspicious candidates to the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Rajasthan Education Board (REB) for verification.” Of these 32 candidates the certificates of 24 students were found to be fake and so their admissions in different medical and paramedical colleges across the state were cancelled by the University. The report of the remaining 8 students is yet to come.
Vice-Chancellor of the University, S S Gill, while confirming about the cancellations of the admissions of those students, said, “We have asked the medical colleges concerned to expel them as the certificates of these students were found bogus."
The University wants to take the legal action to find out the source of these fake certificates. “The university should get a criminal case registered against the accused to go to the bottom of the scandal,” asserted Dalbir Singh Dhillon, Chairman, PSEB.
The University had also been in controversy in the year 2000 when the question papers of Punjab pre-medical entrance test (PMET) were leaked and more than 20 cases of impersonation were detected.
Also, in 2008, the scandal came up again when medical students from different parts of the country were found giving tests on behalf of other candidates. The medical students had impersonated for money.