The personal data of over 3 lakh students who applied for undergraduate courses at Meerut University was breached. Students who have applied for various courses in 680 colleges that were affiliated with Meerut’s Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU).
The personal information included parents’ names, phone numbers, residential addresses, date of birth, mark sheets, etc. Students are showing concern regarding their data being misused, which might cause personal damage.
Harsh Bansal, a student who opted for BCom courses, said, “This is sheer carelessness. It is the university’s responsibility to keep our data safe. This may prove dangerous for us.”
After this incident, the university issued a notice against the data management company which was looking after the admission process. The company has faced a couple more notices regarding the registration of courses and merit lists.
Professor Bhupendra Rana, the admission coordinator at CCSU, stated that “We have sought an explanation from the company in this regard by Wednesday morning. However, the figure of 3,27,567 could be due to duplication as students tend to fill out separate forms for different colleges. For the 2023-24 session, around 77,000 students had registered with the university for UG courses.”