Delhi University cancels Ankiv Baisoya admission

Causing severe embarrassment to Akhil Bharatiya Vidyardhi Parishad (ABVP), the admission of its activist Ankiv Baisoya admission was cancelled by Delhi University’s Buddhist Studies Department. Ankiv had recently won as President of Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU), recently as ABVP candidate. However, ABVP suspended him from the organisation, after it was established he got admission in the university on the basis of a fake degree.

Ahead of cancellation of his admission, Ankiv has tendered his resignation from the post to the Vice-Chancellor of the University. Delhi University took the decision on Wednesday after Thiruvalluvar University (TU) sent a written note to the University confirming that Baisoya’s marksheet pertaining to his graduation was fake, said source.

In the response to the application by Buddhist Department HoD KTS Sarao, who asked for verification of Baisoya’s documents, Controller of Examination, TU, B Senthilkumar wrote in a letter on November 13, “With reference to the above, it is informed that the copy of the certificate of the following candidate has been verified and found that the said certificate is not genuine. It is a fake certificate.”

“Baisoya’s admission was cancelled on November 14 as soon as the letter was received, in a meeting of the admission committee, and all authorities concerned, including the police, were informed of the same,” said a DU official.

Meanwhile, DUSU secretary Akash Choudhary from the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) on Friday, November 16, submitted a memorandum to the VC, calling for fresh elections.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi also tweeted on the matter. Playing on the term ‘surgical strike’, Rahul said what was happening in DU was a ‘farzical strike’. Farzi in Urdu means fake.

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