Ankiv Baisoya


Ankiv Baisoya, former leader from Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has been refused bail by a Delhi Court. Baisoya was elected as the president of Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU), shortly after which he tendered his resignations when the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) alleged that he had proffered fake certificates.

Former ABVP leader, Ankiv Baisoya’s bail application in the fake mark sheet case has been dismissed by a Delhi Court. They observed that this “custodial interrogation was necessary to unearth the racket of making forged and fabricated mark sheets/degrees”, as reported by the Indian Express.

Baisoya acquired admission under the University of Delhi’s (DU) M.A. program in Buddhist Studies course in July and submitted mark sheets from Tamil Nadu’s Thiruvalluvar University (TU) for B.A. as his qualifying certification. The ABVP leader was elected DUSU president on 13th September 2018. Soon after the polls, the NSUI alleged he had submitted fake certificates, amidst these allegations the TU registrar wrote to the Tamil Nadu Department of Higher Education, stating that Baisoya was neither enrolled in the Varsity nor any of its constituents or affiliated institutions. Hence, Baisoya revoked his Presidency and was dismissed from ABVP. His candidature was taken by Shakti Singh, who remained President for DUSU 2018-19.

As reported by Indian Express, sessions Judge Mohammad Farrukh, in his order, said, “the investigation, in this case, is still going on and the applicant/accused is not cooperating in the investigation and has not disclosed the name of the person from whom the forged and fabricated mark sheet was obtained”. Reeta Sharma, the counsel for Delhi Police, told the court that Baisoya had not joined the investigation in the case, and asked the court to issue non-bailable warrants against him.

On the other hand, Baisoya’s advocates, Zeeshan Hashmi, and Salman Hashmi, revealed that he is busy appearing for another Court Case registered in 2017 where he is accused of entering Daulat Ram College in 2017 and damaging college property during a protest.

DU Beat contacted Mr. Siddharth Yadav, State Secretary, ABVP for a response but but he was unavailable to comment on the same.

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A day before Ankiv Baisoya was suspended from ABVP, DU cancelled his admission.

On 14th November 2018, University of Delhi(DU) cancelled the admission of Ankiv Baisoya, former Delhi University Students Union President. The admission was cancelled by the Department of Buddhist Studies where Ankiv was pursuing his master’s degree. The cancellation came a day before Baisoya stepped down from his post and Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) suspended him until further enquiry.

The cancellation of Ankiv’s admission proceeded after the University administration received a notification from Thiruvulluvar University, Vellore confirming that Ankiv’s graduate degree was not genuine. It was fake.

A press conference was organised by National Students Union of India(NSUI) and All India Students Association(AISA) on 16th November 2018 in Indian Youth Congress Hall. The conference was attended by former DUSU Presidents along with members of both NSUI and AISA. Akash Chaudhary, Secretary of DUSU along with former NSUI DUSU office bearers and NSUI State President submitted a memorandum to the Vice-Chancellor regarding the same. The memorandum states that NSUI demands fresh elections, and the two month period as mentioned in the Lyndogh Committee guidelines would be counted from the day Ankiv’s fake degree was brought in light by NSUI. It also states that the two month period is indicative and not binding on DU.

On talking to Sunny Chillar, who was the NSUI candidate for the post of President in DUSU elections, said, “Everything was pre-planned by ABVP. The admission was cancelled on 14th November in the evening itself. ABVP got to know about this and they wanted to save whatever little they could. So, they asked Ankiv to step down, and also suspended him. ABVP already knew about his fake degree, they still took two months to verify the same. Since the graduation degree is fake, he cannot be admitted for post graduation degree and definitely cannot stand for DUSU elections. This also means that his post stands void now.”

Sunny also mentioned that NSUI is pressing the second in line for the post of President in DUSU elections to be made the new DUSU President. The semester exams are over the head and elections take a lot of time. It is also to be kept in mind that the University spends a lot of money in conducting the elections. The court has already issued a no objection and has said that re-election process doesn’t matter because of the delay. NSUI is waiting for the final order of the High Court to be declared on 20th November 2018.

DU Beat spoke to IN Singh, Professor of Department of Buddhist Studies. He said, “The matter has not been discussed with the Course Committee. There wasn’t any committee set up. It is mandatory for the Head of the Department to discuss the matter with the whole department. He is the representative of the Department. The cancellation of admission was discussed with the Admission Committee who cannot take action in this matter. Only the University can cancel the admission of any candidate.”

KTS Sarao, HOD of the Department of Buddhist Studies informed DU Beat that there is a certain procedure followed for cancellation of admission. There is an Admission Committee which consists of five teachers of the department. The HOD is the chairperson of the committee. Sarao further added that,” Akshay Kumar’s( National Secretary of NSUI) fake degree case was discovered in February this year. It has been nine months, the case is still pending. This is because there has to be a meeting to discuss the matter. However, there are a few teachers who are sympathetic to NSUI and keep holding the meeting.” On talking about the cancellation of Ankiv Baisoya’s admission, Sarao informed, “In the case of MA studies, a Department Admission Committee looks after the admission and cancellation of admission to the department. When I discovered Ankiv’s fake degree issue, I immediately sent the relevant documents with relevant photocopies to the Registrar of Thiruvulluvar University to verify the fake degree. However, despite repeated reminders, I got no reply. The website was also not updated. When the media contacted the University directly, they updated the website with proper contact details. I went many e-mails and in fact I messaged the Controller of Examination personally to look into the matter. Later on, I was asked to pay INR 500 to get his degree verified. I found it strange since it was an official process from one government university to another government university. However, I transferred the amount to the University on 25th October 2018 with the covering letter and proper documents. There was still no reply from their side. Whenever I would call, they would not pick my calls or would speak in their regional language. After three weeks, I received the report from Thiruvalluvar University late in the evening on 13th November 2018 stating that Baisoya’s degree was fake. I called for an immediate meeting of the department on 14th November 2018, and Baisoya’s admission was cancelled. His degree was declared fake and not genuine.”

KTS Sarao has also sent the copies of the documents to the Registrar of the University of Delhi and the SHO of Delhi Police.

Monika Chaudhary, National Media Convenor of ABVP also commented on the issue. She said, “Ankiv is no more a member of the party and ABVP has no power to take any legal action in the matter. We do believe that a fraud has been committed and he should be held accountable for that.” On asking why Baisoya’s documents were not verified when he stood for the post of President in the elections, she added, “ABVP follows a verification system. We verified Ankiv’s present documents. He was admitted to the Department of Buddhist Studies at that time. We could not foresee that such a mistake of not verifying his graduation degree could be done by the DU administration.”

Monika also mentioned that according to the DUSU Constitution and the Lyndogh Committee guidelines, if the seat of the President falls vacant, then the Vice President officiates. She said, “Most probably Shakti Singh will officiate the processes now. Re-election is not possible, and in electoral politics, no runner-up is promoted to the post of President.”

DU Beat tried contacting Ankiv Baisoya but he was unavailable to comment.


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DU to send an official to TU to complete the inquiry.

The row over Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) President, Ankiv Baisoya’s certificates started when Nation Students’ Union of India (NSUI) alleged that his certificates were fake. To keep up with the deadline of 12 November, given by the Delhi High Court, Delhi University (DU) will send an official to Thiruvallar University (TU) to look into the matter.

NSUI had claimed that Baisoya’s mark sheet from TU from where he claims to have graduated in 2016 are bogus, and asked for an inquiry about the same.

According to Lyngdoh Committee recommendations, a re-election can only take place if the office of any major office bearer falls vacant within two months of the election results being announced.

TU, however, denies receiving any fee to verify Baisoya’s mark sheet. According to the TU registrar, the process of verification of certificates takes around 15 days. KTS Sarao, HoD Buddhist Studies had on Monday said that he had paid the fee required to obtain a genuineness certificate from TU, but never heard back from them.

TU controller of examinations B Senthil Kumar on Thursday denied having received any fee, despite sending a letter to DU, explaining to them the details.

“What TU is saying is incorrect. I have sent a copy of the payment receipt of NEFT transfer by registered post along with other documents. I have also sent the copies of the receipt and other documents by email twice, both to the registrar and the controller exams. In fact, money has already been received by them on October 25,” Sarao said.

Speaking to the DU Beat correspondent, National Secretary, NSUI, Saimon Farooqui said, “The DU administration, in compliance with ABVP is fooling the students in a similar manner that BJP is fooling the citizens of this country by influencing all government bodies. It is evident that the administration has been trying to slow down the process.” He added that TU has been giving out clarifications for a while now, but no action has been taken. Farooqui went on to say that the removal of Mr. Tuteja was done to pull the plug on the matter and now the administration has stooped so low that it had to lie about the payment of the fees. “Administration 100 percent mila hua hai, ye DU ka bacha bacha keh raha hai, hum nahi!” are the sentiments shared by him (The administration has been favouring ABVP, and all DU students are aware of it, it is not NSUI’s opinion).

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Members of the Academic Council and the Executive Council allege the removal of the Dean to be linked with the ‘fake marksheet’ case of Ankiv Baisoya.

A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report was prepared in 2017, according to which various guidelines pertaining to the deputation procedures had been violated by the University of Delhi (DU), leading to the existence of unauthorised positions in. The officials employed in the said posts were receiving unauthorised payments. There were allegations that no circulars had been published in Employment News or presented to colleges, for the vacancies in 11 posts.

According to a report in the Times of India, on Monday, 1st October 2018, Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, Deputy Dean of Students’ Welfare (DSW) approached the finance offer with regard to the fact that he had not been paid his salary. Allegedly, the finance officer informed him of the DU administration’s decision to stop the payment as Tuteja was asked to resign from the post. As per the Times of India report, the former deputy Dean finally received his salary after approaching the registrar’s office in the company of senior members of the Academic and the Executive Council. The reasons cited for this by the DU administration include the aforementioned CAG report, which also included the statements that the deputy and the joint Deans of Students’ Welfare had overstayed at their positions.

Accounts from various reports suggest that several members of Academic Council and Executive Council have alleged the follow-up actions to be a farce for preventing an efficient and just course of action in the investigation of the ‘fake marksheet’ case of the newly elected President of the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU), Ankiv Baisoya. He has been under the microscope ever since the allegations of him providing a fake marksheet for his graduation started surfacing, earlier last month. In a recent turn of events, DU has received a letter from Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, which stated that Baisoya’s marksheets were inauthentic and the latter had no association with the University. The DU admission panel had sought to look into the matter, but no official updates have been released by the DU administration on this case since then.

As per reports, Tuteja has been asked to join as a professor in Zakir Husain Delhi College where he earlier taught Mathematics.  Many members of the Academic Council and Executive Council members raised questions on the ongoing nature of the functioning of the DU administration. As cited in the Times of India report dated 1st October 2018, one of the Academic Council members informed that the Delhi University administration asked the principal of Zakir Hussain College to wait at the college so that Tuteja could complete his rejoining procedure.

DU Beat contacted Gurpeet Singh Tuteja regarding the same, but he refused to comment.

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In a continuously changing turn of events, Ankiv Baisoya, the elected DUSU President of ABVP, revealed to be registered in Delhi University. In a recent report of The Times of India, the Admission Panel has decided to meet regarding this case after multiple alleged complaints received from rival student political outfits.

Recently brought to light by the NSUI, the elected DUSU President’s degree and education is a bone of contention for the varsity and the media alike. Ever since its inception, the accusation has caught the President in a a state of questionable merit, literally. The fiasco surrounding his alleged fake degree from the Thiruvalluvar University in Vellore has found strength to discredit Baisoya’s election. In an interesting revelation, Baisoya has been found to be a student of Delhi University’s College of Vocational Studies for the session 2013-2016, exactly the duration of his studying in Thiruvalluvar University.



Documents accessed by Newslaundry claim the truth of this statement. In the attendance sheet of students of the fifth and sixth semester  of B.A. Economics (Honors), Baisoya is enlisted with his roll number 90, in CVS.


Despite never having attended any class for the two papers ‘International Trade’ and ‘Political Economy’ as indicated by the attendance sheet, Baisoya’s name enlisted as a student is a legitimate verification of his association with the college. The faculty and others also vouched for the President’s relationship with CVS. As told to Newslaundry, “I remember him because he had a rather peculiar name,” said one of the professors from the Economics Department. Another professor from the Political Science Department vouched for Baisoya’s active political indulgence even during college. Baisoya, himself, has retained his ambiguity with his correspondence, evading questions completely or giving bleary answers like, “that university which is being referred” (TU).


Monika Chaudhary, National Media Coordinator for ABVP, accepted that Ankiv Baisoya was a student of CVS during 2013-2016. “He withdrew his admission in 2016,” she said. “His case doesn’t fall under the dual degree case.” She went on to claim that Baisoya had studied from both DU and TU, 1000 kms apart. She said that Ankiv made a “mistake” and had withdrawn his admission from DU in 2016. She also assured of sharing a No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by the DU administration.

Baisoya claims that during the said three years, he travelled frequently from Delhi to Vellore.

Since 17 September, after NSUI’s initial claim that Baisoya’s TU degree is fraudulent, popular media publications have been roped in by the TU’s acceptance that indeed the supplied marksheets and documents are fake. In a quote to a TV channel, Baisoya said “the allegations were false and baseless,” and that he was going to file a defamation case against the NSUI.

A letter acknowledging the same fabrication has surfaced. Speaking to a leading daily, controller of examinations at the University said, “This letter has been sent from our controller’s office. It has been signed by the controller. The certificate is without a doubt fake.”

Amid all this, when Baisoya was asked his date of graduating from TU, he seemed lost in history. If the degree is fake, how can Baisoya be a student of two universities – DU and TU both? This is a clear violation of law and norms. The principal of DU’S CVS College, Dr Inderjeet Dagar propagates silence, indefinitely. What follows next for the ABVP and Baisoya himself remains to be seen. The judgement awaits, and so does welfare.


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The newly-elected DUSU President, Ankiv Baisoya of ABVP has been accused of furnishing a fake certificate from Thiruvalluvar University for securing admission in MA in Buddhist Studies in Delhi University.

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Ankiv Baisoya, DUSU President 2018-19. Image Credits – Jagran Josh


On Tuesday, 18th September 2018, National Students Union of India(NSUI) questioned the admission of the newly elected Delhi University Student’s Union (DUSU) President, Ankiv Bisoya of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). It was alleged that Ankiv submitted fake documents to get admission in the University of Delhi.

Letter released by Thiruvalluvar University. Image Credits – NSUI

NSUI released a letter from the Controller of Examinations of Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore. The letter stated that Ankiv’s BA certificate is fake and not genuine. According to NSUI, they received the letter from internal sources. The NSUI said that Baisoya had presented a mark sheet for admission to the MA (Buddhist Studies) course, but Thiruvalluvar University clearly refused they had enrolled a student of such name, and a mark sheet of that serial number was not in their records.

On contacting NSUI regarding the same, Saimon Farooqui, National Secretary of NSUI said, “We got hold of this document through internal sources. The State President of Tamil Nadu NSUI helped us to procure the document. It’s not surprising to see ABVP get into such dirty politics, the same is the case with their parent party (Bhartiya Janta Party-BJP). We will be seeking legal advice and also plan to meet the Delhi University officials regarding the same.” Lairab Neyazi, National Media Co-coordinator of NSUI added that this is a huge matter of concern. He said, “How can he become the DUSU President when the certificates are not authentic? We will file a complaint on this.”

Marksheet released by Thiruvalluvar University. Image credits – NSUI

However, ABVP refutes any such allegation. They term this as propaganda of NSUI. DU Beat contacted Monika Chaudhary, National Media Convener of ABVP. She said, “ NSUI is not able to digest the fact that they have lost the DUSU elections, they are spreading propaganda’s every other day like the Electronic Voting Machine issue and now questioning Ankiv’s degree. Delhi University gave admission to Ankiv Baisoya after due verification of its documents. It’s the process of DU. Even today DU has all the right to verify documents of any student enrolled in university. But it’s not the job of NSUI to provide certificates to any person. DU has all the right to verify documents of not only Ankiv but all DUSU office bearers to stop rumors in future.”

Speaking to DU Beat, Baisoya said, “The allegations are all false. NSUI is finding new ways since they could not achieve success with the EVMs. Also, the letter is dated 7th September 2018 and elections took place on 12th September 2018. Why did NSUI take so much time to disclose the document? I have reservations on the language used in the document. This letter released by them is fake and I would just like to tell everyone that I am the DUSU President.”

NSUI tried to further legitimise their claim by sharing a photo of the envelope, with the University stamp clearly visible. Image Credits – NSUI

On questioning NSUI as to why the document was released 11 days after procurement from Thiruvalluvar University, they said that they received the letter by post and therefore it took time to disclose the fake degree. They also provided DU Beat with a photograph of the envelope that apparently contained the letter, which has a prominent stamp from the University. 



Earlier the Controller of Thiruvalluvar University clarified promptly on the fake degree of Ankiv Baisoya, followed by the cross-checking by reputed media houses. Saimon Farooqui, National Secretary of the NSUI, commented on the matter saying, “Today, the Registrar of Thiruvalluvar University has again clarified to the deaf and dumb DU Administration about the fake degree of Ankiv Baisoya. Despite of this, the DU Administration is acting in a biased manner on purpose by removing Admission officer and delaying the process by different means to slow down the course of action, hence favouring ABVP.

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The NSUI came out with the following demands;
1. The Declaration of  Sunny Chhillar as the DUSU President with immediate effect.

2. The Arrest of Ankiv Baisoya for deceiving the students of DU and DU administration by means of misrepresentation and fraud.

DU Beat is attempting to contact ABVP representatives for their comment on the matter, Updates will be posted promptly.

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