Krishna asks students to verify antecedents of foreign univs

Government Wednesday said the US authorities have initiated the process of transfer of students affected by the Tri-Valley University fraud to other US varsities.

Last Updated: Mar 09, 2011, 14:41 PM IST

New Delhi: Government Wednesday said the US
authorities have initiated the process of transfer of students
affected by the Tri-Valley University fraud to other US
varsities.

"The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement has
begun the process of adjusting the status and transfer of
eligible students on a case by case basis," External Affairs
Minister S M Krishna told the Lok Sabha during the Question
Hour.

He said around 700 students were being considered for
reinstatement of their status.

At the same time, Krishna also wanted students to exercise
caution and verify the antecedents of foreign universities
while applying for higher studies abroad.

"It is for the students themselves to make verification
with their friends and on the Web (internet)," the minister
said adding that the government was also monitoring various
educational institutions in the US.

Krishna said the government`s primary concern was welfare
of the affected Indian students and to ensure that their
academic career was not jeopardised due to the closure of the
Tri-Valley University for alleged fraudulent practices.

He said the government expected the US administration to
take steps to prevent such universities from exploiting
foreign students.

Krishna said he had raised the issue of the plight of the
students of the Tri-Valley University during his meeting with
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

PTI