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Mooshahary on CMJ

Kokrajhar, May 31: Meghalaya governor Ranjit Shekar Mooshahary said the administration was ready to have a fresh look on the CMJ University controversy if the mistakes are corrected.

“If the mistakes are corrected, we can have a fresh look at it,” Mooshahary told reporters in Kokrajhar today where he was on a visit to attend a function organised by the All Bodo Students Union (Absu).

“According to the investigation report that has come to us, it has not been doing ethical things, the right things. That’s why police are already investigating it and I have also taken some action. I have given them time to correct the mistakes. They should rectify whatever mistakes they have committed and then we can have a fresh look at it,” the governor said.

The university has been in the news after Mooshahary, who is also the university’s visitor, pointed out various irregularities in its functioning.

The university was established through an act passed by the Meghalaya Assembly in 2009.

The Meghalaya governor’s secretariat had earlier stated that the enrolment process and the way of awarding PhD degrees by the university were in contravention of the UGC regulations.

On April 30, Mooshahary’s principal secretary M.S. Rao raised several points regarding irregularities in the functioning of the university in a letter addressed to Chandra Mohan Jha, chairman, CMJ Foundation and chancellor of the university.

The principal secretary’s letter not only sought an explanation but also directed the university to withdraw all degrees awarded to students of the university.

At the same time, Rao said admitting students into the university was “illegal”.

The private university allegedly awarded PhD degrees to 434 students in 2012-2013 and enrolled 490 students for their PhD programme in the same academic year.

Meghalaya High Court has barred CMJ University from admitting students till the current controversy is resolved.

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