FIR against CMJ University

By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: The Governor’s Secretariat has filed an FIR against the CMJ University for the alleged fraud in awarding fake degrees and admissions.

Governor RS Mooshahary, who is also the Visitor of the University, had on Tuesday written to the Chairman of the CMJ Foundation, Chandra Mohan Jha, directing the University not to undertake any fresh admission of students till the appointment of a qualified Chancellor.

Chief Secretary WMS Pariat told reporters on Wednesday that police have begun investigation into the case since criminal charges have been filed against the University.

“Some inquiry is being carried out as per the FIR and the investigation will look into the various provisions of law,” he added.

Meanwhile, the fate of hundreds of students pursuing higher studies in the privately-run Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) University now hangs in the balance after Governor RS Mooshahary imposed various restrictions on the University following irregularities.

A day after the Governor directives to the University, worried students made a beeline for the University to seek clarification on the issues.

Miffed and confused, the students thronged the University premises in the city hoping to meet the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor, only to find both of them missing.

However, Deputy Registrar of the University, Prem Rai, told media persons that the Chancellor of the University, Chandra Mohan Jha, is out of station to attend a wedding and Vice Chancellor Dr PC Sharma has not come to work since he had suffered a heart attack sometimes back.

Worried over their future, some of the students, while talking to media persons, claimed that they had never met the Chancellor of the University even as they demanded clarification from the CMJ authorities on their stand in the wake of the Governor’s directives.

Incidentally, most of the students said that they were aware that the University was not fully recognized and was just approved by the UGC.

“We had heard that the institute would get recognition after 5 years,” one of the students said.

The Deputy Registrar on the other hand claimed that the University is recognized by the UGC.

“Following the Governor’s directive, we will not take any fresh admission until and unless the matter is sorted out,” the CMJ Deputy Registrar said.

While asserting that all is well in the University, Prem Rai said that CMJ University would appeal in the court against the recent order once the Chancellor returns.

“All the courses are recognized and none of the courses are invalid,” he asserted.