State Regulatory Board okays closure of CMJU

SHILLONG: The State Regulatory Board for Higher Education has accepted the recommendations of Governor RS Mooshahary for closure of the CMJ University.

“The State Regulatory Board has submitted the recommendations to Deputy Chief Minister in charge of Education, Prof RC Laloo. The recommendations would be placed before the Cabinet before a final decision is taken on the matter,” Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma told reporters here on Thursday.

Mooshahary who is also the Visitor of the CMJ University on Wednesday had asked the State Government to consider the closure of the University in accordance with Section 48 of the CMJ University Act, 2009.

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The Chief Minister also asserted that stringent action would be taken by the Government against CMJ University (CMJU) to send a strong message to all other private universities operating in the State to refrain from ‘illegal activities’.

Reacting to a query about the fate of hundreds of students who have been duped by the CMJ University, the Chief Minister said that the Government will examine the recommendations of the Regulatory Board and accordingly take necessary action.

Earlier, the report on the affairs of the CMJ University completed by the Regulatory Board headed by L Roy was submitted to the Education Department on June 10. Though Roy did not want to reveal the contents of the report, he indicated that there are many more irregularities in the functioning of the CMJ University than what was reported and the Board also made several recommendations to streamline the system.

The Regulatory Board also began the probe into Mahatma Gandhi University of Meghalaya at Byrnihat and will submit its report on June 24.

The Chairman of the Regulatory Board, L Roy, along with the Director of Higher and Technical Education, LR Sangma as convener, Dr.(Mrs) MPR Lyngdoh, Prof. Dr Caroline Marak and T Mark as members, met several times since April 30 and visited the private universities after the Governor issued directives on the irregularities of CMJ University on the same day

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