Bhopal: Institutes mislead Journalism University for affiliation

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 10:30 PM IST
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Bhopal: Many institutes under the wings of Journalism University managed to secure affiliation by misleading and giving wrong information to the varsity. The management of Nepanagar institute of Computer Sciences in Burhapur district, one of the study centers affiliated to Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, had given wrong address in the application form, but today it is successfully running the center.

The institute in application form on the website of MP online mentioned the address as ‘Ward no-1 Near Saibaba Temple Pandhar area’, but in reality, the institute is being operated on the first floor of Saibaba temple. Also, the institute officials filled misleading information about the required area of the two classrooms in manual application filled at the time of inspection and also in the online application forms but maps show different area.

The institute filled area of classrooms as 330 square feet each in manual and online application forms, while the map attached with the form shows area of classrooms as 342 square feet and 380 square feet for two different classrooms. The norms for the carpet area for the affiliation of the study centers to the university said, the institute required a minimum carpet area of 1500 square feet with two classrooms with minimum 350 square feet of area each.

Meanwhile, the university cancelled application of an institute in Khandwa district citing low carpet area of classrooms filled in the application form. The university gave this information on March 15 in a reply to an RTI application. Also, the former ‘Pujari’ of the temple complained to the registrar of the university in August last year against giving affiliation to the institute. He said that a community hall was built on the first floor of the temple for hosting religious programme but some of the members of the trust running the temple allegedly gave the first floor on the rent to the computer institute.

A member of the district association on the term of anonymity said, hundreds of computer institute got affiliation despite they filled wrong information in the application forms. VC Jagdish Upasne, who took the charge as the Vice-Chancellor of the university a month ago, assured to cancel the affiliation of institutes that failed to fulfilled the criteria of the university.

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