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Fraud aviation institute told to pay pupil 60K

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Thane: A fraudster who had started an aviation engineering college in Kalyan and pocketed hefty fees from students, was recently held guilty by the district consumer redressal forum. He has been directed to refund Rs 60,000 to a girl student who had dragged him to the forum.

The student, Swapnali Gade, had filed a complaint against Amol Daware of Avions Engineering Foundation on learning that the college she enrolled in was not affiliated to any university or board and Daware was under-qualified to teach engineering subjects.

Gade said she and many students had been taken in by advertisements given by the institute, promising an engineering degree in three years.

The students had registered with Daware’s institute in 2007 and paid Rs35,000 or more as fees. However, Daware shut the institute abruptly within two months, making them lose an academic year.

Gade also alleged that Daware had no engineering degree. The students’parents lodged a police complaint and Daware was arrested.

27/10/15 Nishkant Karikar/Times of India

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