Tri-Valley University Fiasco – Lessons to be Learnt
“If I have an
visa stamped in my passport my dowry will surely double. Right now since I have an engineering degree, I will get at least 50 lakhs Indian rupees as dowry. Having a visa stamp, my dowry will shoot up by at least another 50 lakhs. I “somehow” have to get a US visa and land in US”. This is what a colleague of mine told me over 12 years back when I asked him why he is so desperate to go to US . USA
Why did I remember this story now? After I read the news that hundreds of Indian students who enrolled in
face possible deportation I remembered about my colleague. Like my colleague I have met a lot of people who just want to land up in US by any hook or by crook and I am sure over 95% of the students studying in Tri-Valley University will fall under this category. You don’t even have a “common sense” to know that this Tri-Valley University is fake – just browse their website for 5 minutes and if you cannot make it that they are fake then you are good for nothing. Tri-Valley University
Is there a single page in
website that doesn’t have grammar mistakes. Even yahoo had an article on that the other day about the grammatical errors in the website. Tri-Valley University
Now go to their home page and read this
Our mission is to make Christian scientists, engineers, business leaders and lawyers for the glory of God, with both solid academic professionalism and Christian faith, therefore to live out Christ-like characters, value and compassion in the world, to make an impact and shine as its light.
Christian scientists, engineers…. Phew… I never knew that… They were merely using a loophole in
law that give some privileges to schools based on Christian faith. California
Now go the Research tab of
website and I am sure you cannot stop laughing after reading the first paragraph Tri-Valley University has computer lab including more than 13 laptops and 5 desktops. Most of the computers are equipped with both window and linux operation system to run many EDA tools, such as Synopsis EDA tool and Xilink webpack etc. Tri-Valley University has research programs in Analog IC, Digital IC, MEMS, Software Programming and Data Mining areas. Tri-Valley University
Thirteen laptops and 5 desktops – these days in every home you may find more computers than that, right? What more proof than these do you need for a person to smell something fishy with this university?
I have been following the
for the past few years. I first came to know about this University when someone told me that if you join this University you can do full time (40 hours) Curriculum Practical Training (CPT) from the very first semester which I knew was against law. Lots of people who cannot get their company to sponsor their H1B visa or want to stay back in US somehow enrolled in hundreds to earn some quick bucks through the illegal program offered by Tri-Valley University . Tri-Valley University
Do I have any sympathy for those students who join
and now crying for help in various forums? NO. They all need to be deported and never allowed to enter US again. This will help hundreds of others in US who came there genuinely, to pursue their studies and who never took any short cut and are trying hard to settle there. Also deporting all those who played with the law will make all those back in Tri-Valley University who “somehow” want to land in US think twice before they take these shortcuts. India
Now with the new rules of increasing the H1B fees and the necessity of end client letter having almost closed the H1B visa shops called “desi consultants” and with this cleaning of the education sector of bad worms, let us hope that only deserving people land up in US.