Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis further sweetened the deal by nominating Ghatge, son of an influential sugar baron VikramSinh Ghatge of Kolhapur, as the chairman of a government-run statutory corporation in Pune.
Outside Mumbai University’s Vidyanagri campus at Kalina, the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad held the first edition of its ‘JNU ka sach’ (Truth of JNU) awareness programme, which was briefly disrupted by members of the All India Students Federation (AISF).
According AICTE officials, the move is to ensure that colleges do not resort to shortcuts or submit fake information, as the approval process has gone online and there is no physical verification of details provided.
Officials from the state board said that as the screen shot of the paper didn’t reach many students, it cannot be treated as a paper leak and hence there is no need for a re-exam, which would inconvenience lakhs of students.
The students now fear this will lead to many candidates not applying for non-NET fellowships at central institutes and universities like TISS, or universities not giving admissions for the fear of paying from their pockets.