Police in Sikkim and Bengal have arrested the Vice Chancellor,
Chairman, Registrar and the controller of examinations of EIILM University, a
private university for fraudulently issuing mark sheet and certificate of a
course that is not taught at the institution. A case of forgery, cheating and
criminal conspiracy has been registered against all the four senior university
Vice Chancellor O V Vijayan, Registrar Col (retired) Alok
Bhandari and controller of examinations Vijay Dahiya were arrested in Jorethang
and later granted bail.
The police said that EIILM University with campus at
Jorethang issued a certificate to a girl from outside Sikkim saying she had
obtained a master’s degree in education, who never attended the university.
“The university had issued a certificate of Master in Education
to a girl from outside Sikkim who had never attended the university. The girl
applied for a post of lecturer in a university in Chandigarh. The university
wrote a letter to Sikkim police for verification. During the verification it
was learnt that the course is not taught here,” a senior police officer said.
EIILM offers graduation and master’s courses in various
disciplines have been under the scanner for alleged mark sheet fraud earlier
Last September, Sikkim police raided the EIILM office after
allegations that the university was handing out certificates in a fraudulent
manner and the matter is still under investigating.
Vinay Kumar Rai, Chairman who is also the owner of the
university was arrested at Bagdogra airport when he was about to fly out of
A senior police officer in Sikkim said that among the papers
sent by the university in Punjab was a letter attached to the girl’s
certificate that had Rai’s signature endorsing that the certificate was a valid
one, reported The Telegraph.