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Rajasthan Education Minister to Establish State Regulatory Commission for Monitoring Universities

Apr 1, 2015 11:55 IST

    In order to monitor all the academic activities of various universities including the private ones, the state government of Rajasthan has decided to establish a regulatory commission. This commission came in light of the recent fake degree scam that took place in a private university in Jodhpur.

    The Education Minister KC Saraf while answering a question by Congress Legislator Govind Singh Dotasar regarding the fake degree scam that took place in Jodhpur National University said that a bill for State Regulatory Commission would be tabled in the ongoing session of the House. The draft of the bill is almost ready and would soon be presented in front of the house. He was disappointed by the preliminary reports that came out by the investigation team regarding the scam and he was keen on establishing a high-level committee to dig deep about the fact.

    There were quite a few reports of fake degrees that have come from some private universities in the past as well, which includes Sunrise University in Alwar, Sridhar University and Singhania University in Jhunjhunu, and Pacific Academy of Higher Education and Research University in Udaipur. He has asked the administrations of these universities to file a report as soon as possible. Most of the University administration has denied cases of any such false degree being circulated.

    The Special Operation Group, which is investigating about the Jodhpur University fake degree cases has said earlier in January this year that out of nearly 50,000 degrees that the university has issued in the past six years, 37,000 are expected to be fake. The SOG has pointed out that these degrees were provided to the students without them appearing of the examinations or attending the classes. They offered money to acquire the degrees from the University. The chairman of the university Kamal Mehta got arrested by SOG as he is alleged to have a part in the scam.

    Important Points

    • State Government of Rajasthan as decided to establish regulatory commission to monitor academic activities of universities
    • A new bill is drafted to look into the matter which will be active soon

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