Admission to Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication for the academic year 2015-16 has been banned by the Rajasthan Government with immediate effect. According to the letter addressed to the University VC by the Joint Secretary of Higher Education, “As the university is under review of the cabinet sub-committee the fresh admission process for various courses for the academic session 2015-16 is banned until next orders.”
On getting such order from the higher education department the Vice Chancellor of the University got very disappointed as their admission process for the academic year had already began 36 days prior to the notice has come in their office. He said, “Four other universities are under review of a cabinet sub-committee, why only HJUJ is targeted.”
The University was set up by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in 2012 when Congress was in power. The Vasundhara Raje government took charges in December 2013 and ordered a review of all the decisions taken by the Gehlot government in the last six months of their tenure. Hence the university came under the scanner of the government and a sub-committee is undergoing at present. The Vice Chancellor of the university pointed out that the university was established in 2012, way over a year before the BJP government came into power in the state and thus it should not be under any probe. The issue of the review of the same university was also echoed in the Assembly this year. The students of the university are protesting for the smooth execution of the university from the government. Quite recently the Rajasthan Government had banned the Jodhpur National University which had allegedly given away more than 25,000 fake degrees to students over years.