Now, it's left to the institutes whether they retain these students or cancel their admissions. How the institutes will take action against the officials or Students need to be observed.
The fate of 80 students whose names in the CAT scam, stays in imbalance.
Some of the students had received personal emails from the CAT 2012 Convenor stating that their earlier CAT scores were incorrect, they are unsure about what lies ahead. The institutes which have admitted theses students has placed them in the waiting list.
The institutes which have either admitted these candidates include Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai, Shailesh J Mehta Institute of Management IIT Bombay, Department of Management Studies (DMS) IIT Delhi, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, Birla Institute of Management and Technology (BIMTECH), Noida, Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad, Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal and IIT Roorkee, among others.
Some of these institutes are yet to start the academic year and, so it is not clear whether the concerned students will eventually join the new batch or not.
"We got the compiled scores from the IIMs' web service provider. We had no idea about the scam. Before cancelling the admissions of these students, we need written communication from IIM-Kozhikode. We are awaiting for it," said an official of such a B-school.
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon Director Dr Mukul P Gupta has told MBAUniverse.com that the institute may revise its admission list after 5 students were identified ‘on roll' from the list of 80 CAT Ids with inflated scores.
The MDI Director also confirmed to MBAUniverse.com that the institute would initiate action which may result in a fresh merit list for the admission 2013-15.
We know that 5 candidates out of these 80 are on our roll," said Dr Mukul P Gupta, adding that, the institute will take action on the basis of correct score which it will receive from CAT authorities soon.
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University officials said, "The institute however has not yet decided on the action that will be taken against the candidates. A source from there revealed however that terminal action was quite likely."
Earlier, A CAT case had been registered on June 15, 2013 at Kozhikode, under Section 420 of the IPC and Section 65 of the Information Technology Act.
Early investigations suggest the possibility of score manipulation at Kanpur. Many aspects of the exam process, including the web service, are under the lens, said sources. Prakashan Padannayil, circle inspector, Chevayur police station, said the police have seized computers from IIM-K and recorded statements. "The basis of the complaint was an anonymous letter," he added.
The IIMs have ruled out any impact on their admissions since they used the scores available on the untainted master database for the process. But other top B-schools that accept CAT scores have admitted students with manipulated scores.
This issue may lead other CAT aspiring candidates into confusion whether their results are exact or manipulated.