31 October, 2020

‘Authentic’ Fake On Sale

Websites facilitate degrees. Busted, the racketeers regroup.

Delhi Police apprehends a gang selling fake school and college degrees
‘Authentic’ Fake On Sale

The Intermediate Council of Schooling Edu­cation sounds very much like a genu­ine board examination. In fact, its acronym ICSE can be easily confused with the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education—the Class X exams held by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations.

That is exactly the kind of error that seven education racketeers in West Delhi were relying upon. The genuine ICSE is a certification granted by 2,100-plus schools in the country. In February 2016, Delhi Police busted a racket that was operating a website called IndianICSE.in.

The police say the racket offered fake degrees for everything from Class X to an MBBS. The website still exists and lists a Bachelor of Law degree as well as degree is education, science, commerce, business studies and several diplomas in technical and vocational training.

Apart from the obvious problem with fake medical, law and other degrees, the existence and operation of such rackets has a direct bearing on dubious bar enrolments. The police also seized a large number of degree...



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