Gwalior: In order to check the crime committed by the students, especially by those from outside the state, on the University campus, the Jiwaji University administration has decided to probe the antecedents of students before giving them admission.

The University has now decided to admit students only after complete police investigation. Candidature of any student found to be involved in any criminal activity in the past would be rejected.

The students would have to submit an affidavit, the details of which would be investigated by the police.

The decision comes in the wake of spike in criminal activities on the campus, especially by the students who come from states like Kerala, Orissa, Rajasthan, Bihar, Haryana, New Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Manipur and other north eastern states.

Generally, the out station students stay in college hostels that have recently been found involved in criminal activities. In many cases such students went absconding after committing crime.
It is to be mentioned that there are over 4000 seats for different courses on offer in the University, and nearly 60 percent of the students taking admission across all the faculties are outsiders.

JPN/Bureau