12 professors in Maharashtra found working on fake CMJ degrees
The Maharashtra government has found 12 people working as professors in various universities in the state who have obtained fake degrees from Shillong-based Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) University.
These professors are from universities in Solapur, Nanded, Gadchiroli and Nagpur, who have been found to be carrying fake degrees from the dubious university, said Prakash Gaikwad, Director of Higher Education.
Last week, the state government issued a government circular to universities to immediately cancel all the appointments, promotions and increments of professors on the basis of degrees obtained from the Meghalaya-based University.
Besides these 12, 17 others who applied for jobs in these universities and in Kolhapur, Aurangabad and Amravati universities, were denied appointment by the authorities as they too had obtained fake degrees.
Gaikwad informed that of the seven professors identified from Solapur University, five are from engineering faculty while two belong to higher education.
“Six professors had applied with Gondwana University, Gadchiroli, but the administration did not approve their appointments after finding out that they were holding fake degrees. Similar was the case with three professors who had applied with Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University in Nanded. However, its four professors were holding fake degrees and their appointments have been cancelled,” he added.
“Besides, Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University has cancelled the appointment of one professor, while two of them with fake degrees were denied appointment by the university administration,” Gaikwad said,