Kalicharan Saraf, Rajasthan's Higher education minister, broke out some horrible news for the students. He said that the government is contemplating dissolving the Jodhpur National University after the University was found to have allotted more than 25,000 fake degrees. The government is currently awaiting a report from a high level committee formed to investigate the matter.
The minister was quoted saying "The distribution of fake degrees is presently being probed by the Special Operations Group (SOG) even as the department has set up a high-level committee to probe the irregularities. The committee is expected to submit its report and depending on the recommendation, the state government will decide whether to dissolve the institute or to appoint an administrator,''
It was the BJP legislator Ghanshyam Tiwari who raised the voice against the scam and demanded the dissolution of the University in order to `bring the shutters down of these shops'. The University has till now distributed total of 38,000 degrees.
Saraf pointed out that Kamal Mehta, University's vice chancellor was found to be involved in the scam. He further said that "As per the SOG, the degrees were allegedly issued to students without them having to appear in any examination or attend classes, in exchange for money,''
The counsellors of the University have already been arrested. The committee to investigate the matter, Sodhani committee, was formed on 26th February 2015.