The University Grants Commission (UGC) has provided SWAYAM students with advice on scholarships and fraudulent job offers. The UGC warned potential candidates of such offers, exchanged personal information, and donated money.
The UGC issued a notice that scammers are using the Department of Education’s e-learning platform, Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM), with offers for scholarships and jobs, as well as auditing and money staff Apply data to students. Some charge Rs 100 as a verification fee when enrollment in SWAYAM courses is free. Students are informed that they have been selected for national scholarships and government functions.
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“Fraudulent individuals or groups have also provided their bank details to submit verification fees,” the UGC statement said. The UGC warned all SWAYAM students to remain vigilant and not fall victim to such claims.
With COVID-19 pandemic the UGC has started many online programmes for students.