As Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication (HJUH) is under the review of cabinet sub-committee, Rajasthan Government has banned its admission process for academic year 2015-16. This has been intimated to the VC of University by the Joint Secretary of Higher Education through a letter dated July 3.
On Thursday, University Vice Chancellor Sunny Sebastian said that the admission process for the new academic year had begun over 36 days ago and an unexpected order to stop admission process was very unfortunate. He questioned that four other universities are under review of a cabinet sub-committee, why only HJUJ is targeted.
The University was set up here in 2012 by then Congress Government when Ashok Gehlot was Chief Minister. When the BJP Government led by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje took power in December 2013 it formed a committee to review the decisions taken by the Gehlot-Government in last six months of its tenure.
The VC said the varsity was established in 2012, over a year before the BJP Government took power. The issue of the University's review by the cabinet sub-committee was also echoed in the Assembly in April 2015.
HJU students had then held protest demanding smooth running of the varsity. Recently, Rajasthan Government also issued an order banning new admissions in the Jodhpur National University which had awarded more than 25,000 fake degrees to students.