PU cancels admission of students from CMJ university

The Panjab University (PU) has decided to cancel the admission of all the students from Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJU) University, Shillong, who took admission in various departments of the university in the current academic session.

The decision was announced in the Syndicate meeting of the university held on Saturday, when the members brought the matter on the table. It was also decided that a legal opinion would be sought on the issue of continuing the next session of students, who had graduated from CMJU in the session 2011-12, and have already completed their first year in Panjab University.

The issue first came to light, after the Newsline reported that students of the alleged university were occupying the majority of seats during admissions in various departments. Courses like sociology, public administration and political science, witnessed their admissions in significant numbers.

It was also noted that the majority of these students had secured more than 75 per cent in their last qualifying examination from the university. Due to this, even students in the UT pool, with 5 per cent weightage could not claim seats in the respective departments.

The alleged university, which was established by the government of Meghalaya in the year 2009, is under the scanner for issuing as many as 434 degrees during the session 2012-13.

The governor of Meghalaya has also lodged an FIR against the university for committing various acts of corruption, which also includes issuing fake degrees to students. University Grant Commission (UGC) has also put up a notice regarding the university on its website, informing the general public that the governor of Meghalaya has recommended the dissolution of the university.

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