A dental student has been allegedly charged for submitting a forged mark-sheet of her NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) exam in order to get admission to the College of Dental Sciences and Research Center in Manipur.
NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is mandatory for enrolment in the BDS degree.
Deval Mehta, the college principal, filed a complaint against the student on Friday with the Bopal Police Station. According to the complaint, the student had scored 50 marks in the examination but submitted a mark-sheet showing 279 marks to the college. The college authorities have to upload the documents of all the admitted students to the Dental Council of India (DCI) website. The incident came to light when the website showed a discrepancy in marks and they could not upload the mark sheet.
The College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Manipur, has a total of 100 seats for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), of which, the state’s government centralized admission committee filled 75 seats while the remaining 25 seats were to be filled by the college.
The accused, Diya was admitted to the college on the basis of her Class 10, Class 12, and NEET examination mark sheets. The college authorities could upload the mark sheet of all students except her after which they sent an E-mail to DCI Delhi for further inquiry. They replied on the 19th of May with a copy of the original mark sheet stating that there has been no technical error and Riya had actually scored 50 marks in her NEET examination.
The officials of Bopal Police Station have registered the case under IPC section 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), and 471 (using as genuine a forged document).
Source: The Times Of India.