- World Education Services (WES) has refused to evaluate degrees issued by Punjab Technical University (PTU).
- PTU has earned a bad reputation due to degree , question paper and financial scams
Hundreds of students from Punjab -wishing to pursue higher studies in Canada- were left in the lurch as one of the four Canadian NGOs evaluating degrees issued by Indian Universities ,World Education Services (WES) has refused to evaluate the degrees issued by Punjab Technical University (PTU).
“Our evaluations teams make these decisions based on the current education Trends and Research .We apologize for the difficulties those have cost and will make sure that if you have any application in process you will be refunded “WES said in a tweet.
Confirming the development ,PTU authorities on its website said ” recently some of our pass out students are sending communication to University authority and complaining of rejection of their verification request submitted to WPS. We are taking up this issue with WES ” the authorities said.
Punjab Technical University has remained mired in controversies for all wrong reasons since its Inception.
Two of the PTU vice chancellors Dr HS Guram and Dr Rajneesh Arora were arrested for alleged financial irregularities .
The university also earned a bad name for allegedly issuing fake degrees besides a question papers scandal in which four employees of the university were arrested for helping failed students.
Many officials in the distance education and examination branch of the PTU had allegedly issued a large number of fake degrees during 2010-2012 through distance education by opening more than 2,500 learning centres across various states in India which was against the UGC norms.