GU Anomalies: Youth Congress Demands CBI Inquiry

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The youth congress on Tuesday demanded a CBI inquiry into the massive anomalies of Gauhati University that has come to light recently.

Addressing a press conference, the youth congress members also demanded strict action against Vice-Chancellor Dr. Kandarpa Das. They also demanded the security of the future of the students.

The youth congress also alleged that the University Grants Commission (UGC), Distance Education Council (DEC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have granted permission to IDOL for eight specific distance courses but it has opened 21 courses without any permission. The youth congress also alleged that IDOL has done a massive irregularities of 40 crore funds of the university.

It is therefore, the Central government announced that the students who pursue a degree from IDOL will not be eligible for government jobs.

It may be mentioned that the Gauhati University has jeopardized the career prospects of nearly 74,000 students and collected Rs 39 crore as enrolment fees from them by offering 21 unapproved courses through its distance-learning center for past seven years.

According to the report, this glaring mistake was pointed out to, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in its latest report which was submitted recently in the Assam Legislative Assembly (ALA).

The CAG report said , the Gauhati University submitted multiple false affidavits to the UGC, assuring the commission that it would not start any new distance course without approval.



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