Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), July 14 : The Aligarh
Muslim University has lodged a police complaint and demanded stern
action against 27 candidates who used unfair means or impersonators for
admission to the B.Tech. course at the Zakir Husain College of
Engineering and Technology.
AMU proctor Khursheed A. Khan said
that the proctor's office has provided all the relevant information
about the candidates' names and their addresses in the first information
report (FIR) filed with the Civil Lines police station.
cases of impersonation were detected while identifying the candidates by
using 'biometric system' at the time of admission.
technology, the university authorities were able to detect any
discrepancy in the photographs and thumb impressions of the applicants
who appeared in the admission test and those who were later found
AMU vice chancellor Lt. General (Retired)
Zameeruddin Shah Saturday announced that the university was taking this
matter "very seriously". He said the university would pursue the cases
with the police so as to set an example for the future.
Hamid Ali, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, said that the
probe committee constituted by the vice chancellor decided to deny
admission to these candidates for using unfair means in the admission
More than 42,000 applicants took the admission test May 20
at Aligarh, Lucknow, Kolkata, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Kozhikode and
Srinagar. The university finally admits 292 students to the engineering