The Governor of Meghalaya, Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, who has been keeping a tight watch over all the universities operating from the state, on Tuesday question the Chairman of the CMJ Foundation, Chandra Mohan Jha regarding the appointment of Chancellor of the CMJ University which does not have the approval of the Visitor of the University. In this case Mooshahary himself is the Visitor. He also directed the University to recall and withdraw all the degrees awarded so far.
According to the direction, Governor stressed that appointment of Chancellor is illegal and is in violation of the CMJ University Act, 2009. The said University has so far enrolled as many as 2734 students in 2012 – 2013, 469 – 2011-2012 and 176 – 2010 – 2011 in the various courses, also 490 students has been enrolled for the Ph.D programme during 2012 – 2013. The University has awarded Ph.D degree to 434 students during 2012-2013, whereas only 10 teachers with Ph.D qualification is in the University. These enrolments and award of Ph.D degrees are in “contravention of the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Awards of M.Phil/Ph.D degree) Regulation, 2009.”