Action taken against those behind fake marksheet scam: CM
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Last Updated: Sunday, July 18, 2010, 19:32
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today said legal action has been taken against those involved in the fake marksheet scam, which came to light during the ongoing counselling at the Anna University here for engineering and medical admissions in the state.

"The Minister concerned, University Vice-Chancellor and other officials held consultations on the issue and have taken appropriate legal action against those who had indulged in such activities," he said.

Karunanidhi, who was talking to reporters, also handed over seat allotment letters to some students at the Anna University.

On touts roaming on the University premises promising seats, he said a team constituted to look into it would take necessary action in this regard.

He said of the 36,538 students called for counselling, 34,597 were allotted engineering seats in various disciplines.

Karunanidhi said 13,437 'first generation' graduates were also given seats this year and the government would provide various grants to them, including free education. "This figure will further increase this year," he said.

Last week, Madras University authorities found that over 50 students had submitted photo copies of fake marksheets, while seeking admissions to engineering and medical courses under the single window system of counselling.

The Anna University had withheld the allotment letters issued to the students who had given fake marksheets.


First Published: Sunday, July 18, 2010, 19:32

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