Pune: The admission process in all the city colleges due to commence in next few months. Majority of educational institutions fall in the jurisdiction of several city police stations including those at the Deccan Gymkhana and Kothrud. Keeping this in mind, police stations have taken it upon themselves to send notices to institutions, appealing students and their parents not fall prey to the admission touts. These notice will be put up boards outside colleges.
Several cases of admission agents duping gullible parents and their children to the tune of lakhs has come to light. Most of them promise seats via management quotas for noted institutions such as MIT, Symbiosis, and Fergusson College.
"Since there are several cases which have happened earlier, and majority of the cases have still not been solved. Now, admissions will start in the city, we have decided to issue directives to all the colleges to create awareness among the students and their parents to stay away from such elements," said Pravin Chaugule, the senior inspector of the Deccan-Gymkhana police station.
Senior police inspector, Kalyan Vidhate of thr Kothrud police station said that they have also notified the MIT and other institutes, which are in their jurisdiction, to appeal parents not to fall prey to the tactics of these tricksters.
Talking to dna, the principal of Modern College Rajendra Zunjharrao, said that since Class XI admissions will start now, they will be putting notices on the college campus and the college website will also be updated with the notices.
"Parents should not hand over original documents to anyone who claims that he would help getting the admission through the management quota," Zunjharrao said.
In February this year, a 51-year-old man Kamalsingh Umedhsingh Gulia, who works in the Prime Minster Office (PMO) was duped to the tune of Rs1.5 lakh by con-men who had promised to secure his daughter an MBA seat in Symbiosis.