.........BHUBANESWAR: The Siksha O Anusandhan (SOA) University on Tuesday lodged a complaint with police against two consulting firms who had allegedly brought in fake companies for recruitment drives during campus placement.
More than 50 students who had graduated from the university returned empty-handed after they found that the offer letters they had received from eight companies were actually fake.
The university had roped in two firms from Delhi and Bengaluru for the campus placement drive and cases are being registered against them.
As a remedial measure, the university has offered the duped students a monthly stipend of `20,000 as teaching assistant for a period of one year or till they land a job. It will also try to place the students.
The university also said it will bear the entire course fee of students who want to take up MTech degree in ITER and first year academic expenses for those willing to enrol into MBA programme.