CUSAT School of Engg principal, 6 others suspended
Kochi, June 17 (UNI) The principal of the School of Engineering of the elite Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) and six others were suspended today for fraudulent admission of a student, who had not even cleared the school exams, in the B.Tech (Electronics) course last year.
University officials said action was taken against principal P T Rajan Nambiar and six others following a preliminary inquiry by a sub-committeee of the university.
The other suspended functionaries were Assistant. Registrar C V Sreedevi, section officer I Johnson, assistant Jayalakshmi, examination dept. section officer V Sheela, assistant B K Bejoy and security guard M K Venugopal.
In the major lapse, which came to light recently, T Sreelekshmi of Palakkad was admitted to the B Tech course eventhough her name did not figure in the Common Admission Test (CAT) rank list for the B Tech course.
Sreelekshmi, who had not even cleared her Plus-Two examination, according to reports, had secured only 18 marks in Mathematics in the school leaving exams. she got admission into CUSAT on the basis of forged marksheets.
She has been suspended from the university.
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