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Srinagar, Jan 30: High percentage of candidates who have done their degrees from outside the state has jeopardized the career of thousands of candidates who have bagged their degrees from recognized universities.
According to UGC rules most of the outside state universities, where from these candidates have secured the degree, are fake.
Apprehending that candidates, who have acquired their degrees from fake universities, are dominating the final selection list, thousands of candidates who have appeared in interviews for teacher posts in various districts of Jammu and Kashmir during recent months on Monday appealed authorities to look into the matter and provide them “justice.”
“There is no likelihood of our selection if the fake degrees are entertained; it means that there is no candidate who will get through,” they said, adding they will “perish” if not provided justice.
Highly-placed sources told Greater Kashmir that hundreds of students have acquired B. Ed, M. Ed and other degrees from outside-state universities. “They pay huge sums and purchase the degrees. They are awarded marks somewhere from 80 to 95 percent depending upon how much a candidate pays for the degree,” they had stated.
“Candidates who have acquired their degrees from University of Kashmir and other universities from the state have secured less marks due to high standard of marking in these varsities, they lag far behind in merit list prepared by the Services Selection Board authorities,” they had added.
While the SSB awards points to candidates on the basis of qualification and percentage secured, degree holders from recognized universities lag far behind.
The Service Selection Board (SSB) initially did not allow the candidates having acquired “fake degrees” to appear in the interview but after intervention of the court, they were allowed. “But court, at the same time, had asked SSB to check the credentials of the candidates before finalizing the list,” officials said.
Sources privy to the interview panel, which finalized the list of candidates, stated that the higher percentage of marks of various candidates was a cause of ‘frustration’ for them. “It is really surprising to see students having secured 90 and above percent marks. We fail to understand how a varsity can award such marks to PG students. It is a matter of concern and needs to be looked into seriously,” said one of the members of the interview panel.
When contacted, Chairman Services Selection Board, B D Bhagat said it High Court has to decide on the issue. “The hearing of case is scheduled for February 2,” he said.
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