CMJ students yet to get their reimbursement

SHILLONG, June 11 – Students from Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) University have still not got their fees reimbursed, as ordered by the Governor RS Mooshahary, moreover getting enrolled in other universities in this academic session now looks remote.

With Meghalaya police clueless about the whereabouts of the Chancellor of the controversial university, Chandra Mohan Jha, moreover, with other officials under arrest and the university sealed, the students are now seeking support from the State Government.

Today, several students of the university along with the Khasi Students Union members met the Director of Higher and Technical Education and urged the State Government to take necessary steps so that they don’t lose out on an academic year.

“Meghalaya Government mustn’t shy away from its responsibility since the CMJ University was formed under a State Act. Now, if there are issues between the University and the State Government it should be sorted out, but not at the cost of our careers,” one of the students said.

The State Government has opened a cell for the CMJ students, but has done precious little thereafter. It is understood that a private university, which has expressed its willingness to “help” the students has set a condition that they would have to repeat their completed semesters.

Meanwhile, the officials at the education department have asked the students to “submit a memorandum regarding demands” and accordingly the matter will be taken up with the higher authorities.

The KSU education secretary, Donald Thabah said the Director has assured that the matter with regard to reimbursement of fees of the CMJ students will be discussed with the higher-ups of the Government.

“The director assured us that if there is a possibility education department and other universities official will sit round the table and chalk out a strategy to accommodate the students,” Thabah said.