Scam: How Mehidipatnam's Pride Educational Academy colluded with 3 universities to issue fake certificates

Rao was issuing fake certificates to students in collusion with Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; Swami Vivekananda University (SVN), Sagar, Madhya Pradesh; and Glocal University, Sharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He was collecting huge sums from the students.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  15 Feb 2022 11:30 AM GMT
Scam: How Mehidipatnams Pride Educational Academy colluded with 3 universities to issue fake certificates

Hyderabad: A fake education consultancy, Pride Educational Academy, located in Mehidipatnam was issuing fake certificates to students in collusion with three universities. The students knowingly purchased the fake certificates without writing exams or attending classes.

The sleuths of the commissioner's task force, north zone team, along with the local police busted the fake consultancy and arrested Gunti Maheswar Rao (45), owner of Pride Educational Academy, and Ketan Singh (34), an assistant professor in SRK University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Rao was issuing fake certificates to students in collusion with Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; Swami Vivekananda University (SVN), Sagar, Madhya Pradesh; and Glocal University, Sharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He was collecting huge sums from the students. The police seized fake educational certificates of the three universities, computers, fake rubber stamps, and a cell phone.

Gunti Maheshwar Rao, a resident of Ramakkapet village in Dubbak mandal, Siddipet, started Pride Education Academy in 2010 in the limits of Bhagya Nagar, Kukatpally. He promised to get students admissions to various colleges and universities. Later, he shifted his consultancy to Mehidipatnam.

Due to financial problems, he hatched a plan, with the help of Ketan Singh, to issue fake educational certificates to students and collect money from them. He would supply fake back-dated certificates of SRKU to needy students without any exam or attendance.

Rao also came into contact with an agent, Prakash, and through him obtained fake certificates of Swamy Vivekananda University (SVN), Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. Through another agent, Ramkumar, he obtained fake certificates of Glocal University, Sharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He obtained fake certificates of different courses, including B.Tech, BSc, BCom, Hotel Management, MBA, BCA, LLB, BEd, BA, and PGDCA, in the name of various students.

The police arrested Rao on Tuesday and seized fake certificates of various universities.

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