Police have booked five persons, including two top officials of Kurukshetra University, for allegedly awarding degrees to MBA students of ShreeKrishana Institute of Engineering and Technology (SKIET), Ratandera (Kurukshetra), which is not affiliated with the varsity.
The police action came following directions from a local court. The court on Monday had issued directions to the police on a petition filed by Pardeep, an RTI activist. Those booked cheating and fraud include KU Dean of Colleges D D Arora, assistant registrar, college, Surender Kumar, chairman of the Shree Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ratandera (SKIET), Sanjay Bansal, director principal of the college V K Pandey and Balram, an employee of KU, college branch.
"No arrests have been made so far," city police station SHO Suresh Kumar said.
According to information, MBA course was started in the college in academic session 2011-12 and admission were made in 2012-13 also. But as Kurukshetra University had not granted permission, the course should not have been offered. However, the university officials supported the college in not only running the course, but also awarded degrees.
Notably, KU has not made any statement regarding the future of the students who got degree from here. "We will see what the rule says," say authorities.