INDIA: Fears of more fraudulent universities in US

The allegedly tainted Tri-Valley University might not be the only US educational institution to indulge in immigration fraud. Overseas education consultants from Andhra Pradesh who have details of educational institutions in the US note that there are more universities which have been violating immigration rules while admitting students, reports Nikhila Henry for The Times of India.

Sources said the state authorities perhaps have information about these fraudulent institutions but are keeping quiet fearing mass deportation of students from the US. According to city consultants, many US universities lure foreign students with practical training or student work permits right from the very first month, violating federal laws. Like Tri-Valley, these universities too have 60% to 70% "transfer" students, consultants said.

"If a thorough federal probe into admissions to these universities is done by US authorities, several students from the state might have to face immigration fraud charges," said a city-based overseas consultant. Many universities give online classes despite not having accreditation to offer the same. Such universities are mostly third-tier institutions which are chosen by students with low grades.
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