Engineering students, don't believe this WhatsApp message claiming to be from AICTE

4 months ago 28
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If you have received any message on

WhatsApp

that claims to be a survey being done by

All India Council for Technical Education

(AICTE) regarding examinations then note that this is a fake message. As per

PIB Fact

Check a message is being passed around with a link to a Google form allegedly by

AICTE

seeking inputs from students of universities on conduct of exams. Note that AICTE is not conducting any survey and this is a fake form.
The message is targeted at students of all

technical colleges

, universities and as well as deemed-to-be universities along with other AICTE approved technical colleges. The message includes a copy of the so-called letter by AICTE on its letterhead to make it look authentic.

Claim: there is a message being passed around with link to a google form allegedly by @AICTE_INDIA, seeking inputs… https://t.co/XQwGQnqTDk

— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) 1592151078000

Recently, AICTE discouraged spreading fake news on social media by college students. “Various interest groups / individuals are circulating fake news on social media platforms thereby creating misinformation and rumours. Discouraging any such fake news and reporting the matter to concerned authorities would be prime responsibility of all stakeholders,” it said in an advisory.
Meanwhile, as per the recent guidelines, colleges and institutions should not insist on payment of fees till the ongoing lockdown is lifted and normalcy is restored. “Accordingly, all colleges/ Institutions are directed to display the information on their websites and also communicate the same to the students through email,” as per the press release.
AICTE also instructed colleges to not fire employees during the lockdown. “It has been learnt that various institutions have not paid salary to their faculty and staff members for the duration of the lockdown. Also certain institutions have terminated the services of certain faculty/ staff members. It is clarified that salary and other dues to the faculty/staff members will be released for the duration of lockdown and also Terminations, if any, made during the lockdown will be withdrawn,” it said.

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