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Rajasthan HC stays govt order stopping admissions to journalism varsity

On July 3 this year, the state government had issued an order stopping all admissions for the university’s new academic session.

Jaipur |
August 14, 2015 12:00:24 am

The Rajasthan High Court has stayed the state government order which stopped any new admissions to the Haridev Joshi Journalism University in Jaipur.

In an order passed Wednesday, Justice Mohammad Rafiq issued notices to the state government on a writ petition filed by one of the students of the university.

On July 3 this year, the state government had issued an order stopping all admissions for the university’s new academic session.

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Later, higher education minister Kalicharan Saraf had said that a cabinet sub committee formed to review the university had recommended that it be closed.

Based on the recommendations, Saraf had said the university was a “waste of resources” and had decided to shut it down.

The government had decided to merge the university with the journalism department of the Rajasthan University.

Last month, students and faculty members of the university had protested the government decision and had met Governor Kalyan Singh who had prmoised to take up the issue with the government.

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