In fact, Nagpur University's own Inter Institutional Computer Centre (IICC) admitted many students even though they failed to meet students the basic eligibility criteria of 50% marks in Bachelor Science (B.Sc) degree, disclosed sources.
Four of the IICC students were later admitted to Ramdeobaba Kamla Nehru College of Engineering's MCA Course. They appeared for the third and fourth semester exams conducted by the Nagpur University. After the illegalities came in to front, the university rejected their exam forms.
However, renowned colleges like Ramdeobaba, GH Raisoni and Wardha's Agnihotri, which gave admissions to these 'ineligible students', allegedly exerted pressure on the Nagpur University's administration to declare their results. They were supported by the politicians, including city Congress chief Jayprakash Gupta who led a delegation of students to meet the vice chancellor Vilas Sapkal.
T Singh, Admission dean at Ramdeobaba College, confirmed that 4 students who were expelled from their college on NU's directive had come from University's IICC campus on Amravati Road.
T Singh said, "How can they blame the colleges when the university administration itself admitted ineligible students to PGDCSA course. We gave them admission to MCA second year as they managed to score above 60% in this diploma as per NU rules".
Singh said that if the university is planning to take action against principals of private colleges which admitted these students, then it should also not spare the IICC, "All admissions to PGDCSA course from 2009 should be reviewed and those found ineligible should be cancelled", he demanded.
Further any admission fails to meet eligibility criteria was illegal. The same principle should be applied for the PGDCSA course said V C Mahesh.
"The issue has not yet come to us, but if these colleges had admitted ineligible students then the admission should be cancelled like that in the case of MCA", he said.
An MCA Student, who admission was cancelled by NU, said that currently three colleges - Kamla Nehru, Pandav and NU's IICC- are conducting PGDCSA Course and maximum admissions were ineligible considering the fact that NU never publicized ordinance No 24 even though it existed.