GURUGRAM: The management of KR Mangalam University on Sohna Road filed a police complaint, accusing its own dean, who is also a professor at its school of engineering and technology, of fraudulently securing his job using a fake degree.
The university has also sought refund of the entire amount paid to him as salary during his tenure. Police are investigating the matter, but haven’t registered an FIR yet.
According to the complaint filed by University registrar Parveen Mahajan, the accused, Ram Kinkar Pandey of Greater Noida, was employed as dean and professor of the University’s school of engineering and technology with effect from January 22, 2018, and was paid Rs 1.7 lakh as monthly salary.
“Subsequently, to ascertain the authenticity of his educational documents, the University had written to the director of Moti Lal Nehru Institute of Technology, Allahabad, UP, from where he had claimed to have received his MTech degree, and the controller of examination, Lucknow University, from where he had claimed to have received his Ph.D.
Moti Lal Nehru Institute of Technology, on February 22, and Lucknow University, on March 3, wrote back saying the MTech and Ph.D certificates produced by employee were both forged.
A parallel inquiry with his previous employer, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, revealed that Pandey’s service had been terminated when the employers had found that his BTech, MTech and Ph.D certificates are all forged.
In his complaint, the registrar wrote, “Ram Kinkar Pandey remained absent from his University duties while the verification was being processed. He submitted his resignation via email on February 8, on grounds of seeking employment by producing forged certificates, criminal breach of trust and cheating the institution in terms of reputation and salary paid to him. ”
A senior police officer acknowledged they have received the complaint, that Sohna police is investigating it to verify facts, and that action will be taken as per law afterwards.
Source: The Times Of India