CHENNAI: The chairman and managing trustee of PMR Institute of Technology P Muthuvelraj has been sentenced to two years’ rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 10,000 by a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court for fraudulently getting approval for enhanced intake and extension of permit for the institute despite not fulfilling the mandatory requirements of the All India Council for Technical Education and the University Grant Commission.
A Murugan, special judge for CBI cases, convicted Muthuvelraj and one Chandrasekhar in a case in which Muthuvelraj colluded with AICTE officials to get approval for enhanced intake, knowing fully well that the college does not fulfill the mandatory requirements.
The CBI had conducted raids on the PMR Institute of Technology and three other institutes in 2009 after it was found that the institutes were functioning without adequate infrastructure and manpower that was in violation of AICTE norms.
The CBI also registered cases against three former advisors of the All India Council of Technical Education on the charges of abusing official power, criminal conspiracy and cheating.
Cases were filed against then AICTE member-secretary K Narayana Rao and suspended chairman RA Yadav.