Kozhikode: A call from an education agency at Puthiyara here offering MBBS admissions in China landed many youngsters in trouble.
They got admission to universities not recognised by the Medical Council back home, according to parents of a student.
Instead of facilitating recognised medical universities, the group provides admission to universities banned by India in Ukraine, after siphoning off huge sums of money.
According to a recent complaint the city police commissioner received, Pooja Krishnankutty, a girl from Eranhipalam, got trapped in Ukraine after gaining admission to a blacklisted medical college, paying an amount of Rs 9.15 lakh.
Mr Krishnankutty and Subitha, his wife, managed to mobilise the funds borrowing from well-wishers as the girl had insisted on bagging an MBBS degree.
He said the agency first offered MBBS admission in China and also forced him to pay an amount of about Rs 3 lakh for initial expenses. Later the agency informed the student that they would provide admission at an institution in Ukraine where many students from the state are studying.
"But my child came to know about the cheating only when the medical college authorities in Ukraine informed her that India does not recognise the varsity," he told DC.
"It's the mercy of Keralite students in Ukraine that helped her to stay back and explore possibilities in other recognised universities. She would be able to continue her studies only if the agency returns the money." "When we approached the police and also ensured the intervention of district collector, those who headed the agency are missing," he added.
"All students who want to migrate to other countries should know about the existence of such fake agencies."
There are many youngsters cheated by the agency but are scared to complain, according to police. Police expects more complaints in the coming days against the agency....