Police guaranteed to have busted a MBA entrance test racket, with the capture of six persons, including a B Tech graduate, at the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS). The B Tech graduate, who is the prime accused for the situation, has been distinguished as Alok Kumar, who cleared the NMIMS entrance test a few times by impersonating genuine candidates.
Around 87 students cleared NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) for the MBA batch of 2013, police said, including that around 22 students cleared the test and got confirmations in 2011. Five other acused, who went about as mediators, have been recognized as Hanumant Singh Gujar, Sugriv Gujar who are both B.Tech graduates and siblings, other than Brajendra Pratap Singh, MBA graduate Pavan Kumar and Himanshu Shekhar, the police said.
The gang charged Rs 15 lakh per student, they said. The initial five accused were held from Delhi, while Himanshu was captured from Pune in the last seven days. For the NMIMS, the NMAT test is conducted by Pearson VUE, the world's largest training organization that creates and conveys in excess of 10 million computer based tests over 175 nations, police said.
"A month back, the NMIMS whined to us about possible fake works on being conveyed amid online tests for NMAT 2013. Amid the course of the examination, we got all the six denounced who used to charge Rs 15 lakh every student to guarantee that they clear the NMAT test," Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy said.
Clarifying the business as usual, Roy said the Gujar siblings, Singh and Pavan Kumar searched for prospective candidates who craved NMIMS admissions however had no capability to clear the online NMAT aptitude test all alone. "The gang guaranteed students passing marks in the NMAT exam through the management quota. For online exam, a student could approach any of the centres spread all over India. The accused filled up the admission form of students online, where photographs of applicants were not required," Roy said.
"The gang then arranged a driving license, Aadhar card or PAN card with the original details of students, but attached a photo of Alok Kumar, who visited different examination centres and showed up for the aptitude test," he said. In excess of 20 individuals, including seven who took NMAT on behalf of applicants, are wanted in the case, police said.
The gang is suspected to have been included in the confirmation admission racket for no less than three years, while educational consultancy firms like Career Guardian in Uttar Pradesh and Meta Consultancy in Delhi have been found to be included in such misbehaviors, they said.
"It was NMIMS which initially recognized these conceivable deceitful practices in the online NMAT test and took the matter to the Mumbai police. The Crime branch has made an excellent showing by uncovering those included in such practices and we will develop full help in their investigation," NMIMS University Vice-Chancellor Rajan Saxena said.