Student fakes GATE scorecard for job at ONGC, booked by police
KANPUR: A student who attempted fraud by faking GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) scorecard for job in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in Dehradun has been arrested by the police and sent to jail. IITs conduct GATE each year for taking admission of the students in postgraduate engineering programs. This year IIT-Kanpur was the organising IIT for GATE. The student had appeared in interview at ONGC in Dehradun on June 22. ONGC had filed a case against the student with the police and got him arrested yesterday.
IIT-Kanpur authorities informed that a candidate Guna Teja Mittapalle Sudarsan, a resident of Andhra Pradesh who had appeared in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2015 in the Chemical engineering paper has actually not qualified in the exam. The institute mentioned that the student had done fraud. Guna Teja has been accused of generating a fraudulent score card of GATE. The institute stated that the score cards are not issued to the non-qualified candidates.
GATE 2015 organising chairman Prof Sounak Choudhary informed that Teja had appeared for the interview in ONGC with a fraudulent GATE 2015 score mentioning his GATE score as 712 out of 1000 with All India rank of 206 in the Chemical engineering paper. Infact Teja had scored 196 score out of 1000 and therefore was declared to have not cleared the prestigious GATE.
When the ONGC authorities sent the credentials of Teja for cross verification back to IIT-Kanpur, the matter opened up. The IIT-K could figure out that Teja had done fraud which was informed back to ONGC. The ONGC authorities apprised the police and got Teja arrested.
GATE is an entrance exam conducted annually for admissions to various science and technology post-graduate programs in the country for admission to premier institutes like IITs, NITs, IIITs and various other government and private Institutions and Universities. There are many subjects in which GATE Exam is conducted.