At least 25 Indian graduate students out of a total 60 admitted at the Western Kentucky University were asked to stop their computer science programme after the first semester for not meeting its admission standards in the first week of June, according to reports.
This action will compel the students to return to India or get admission at another university or a study programme in the US within six months after their enrolment in January. These students were recruited during an aggressive drive in India last summer and fall by recruiters who tempted them with discounts on tuition fees and spot admission.
The university hired global recruiters to run advertisements, get students and paid them according to the number of students they helped enroll.
The Chairman of the Computer Science Programme at the university, James Gary, said on 6 June that close to 40 of the students were found not to be meeting the requirements of their admissions, even after the university offered them remedial help.
Gary was quoted by The New York Times as saying that the students were not able to write computer programmes, an essential component of the curriculum and a skill taught to undergraduates by American schools.
Aditya Sharma, the chairman of the Indian Student Association at Western Kentucky University, feeling bad for the students, said that it was unfortunate as they had come so far and invested a lot of money.
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