Under the condition of anonymity, another college director said that someone posing as a member of the AICTE chairman’s staff had asked for a sizable sum of money to quash a complaint against the college.
Madhya Pradesh’s Indore Following a deluge of complaints, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has issued a public notice warning higher education institutions about con artists calling institutes of higher learning and posing as the chairman of the AICTE in order to obtain sensitive information.
The public notice read, “It has come to the notice of AICTE that some fraudsters are making fake calls to various universities /institutions /colleges using the name of the chairman, AICTE, and asking them to provide telephone numbers (contact numbers) and confidential information about the institution.”
“In this regard, it is informed that the chairman, AICTE, or any officer of AICTE is not contacting any university/institution or college for making any such demands.
All the universities/institutions /colleges are hereby informed not to entertain any such call and immediately inform to assistant director, AICTE, Ph No 011-29581024, and also to respective police station with a copy to AICTE,” he said.
Chairman of AISECT college, Awadhesh Dave, said he too has received a phone call from a person claiming to be staff of AICTE chairman and seeking information about the college on a personal email address.
“I had alerted the AICTE office about this,” he said. Another college director on condition of anonymity said that someone claiming to be a staffer at the AICTE chairman’s office had sought a huge amount for suppressing a complaint against the college.
(Source: The Free Press Journal)