• Principal, management of JG College get notice in Ahmedabad
     August 22nd, 2012     Kunal     Posted in Education In Gujarat, Gujarat in News

    Gujarat University (GU) issued a show-cause notice to principal of JG College of Commerce Saurabh Choksi to explain his appointment without the mandatory doctoral degree as required by the norms of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Choksi was asked explain within ten days.GU has also issued a notice to the management of the college to explain their position. “We have issued notices to both the principal as well as the management of JG College of Commerce so that explanation from all parties is obtained before a final decision is taken on the issue”, GU officials said.

    GU had sought a legal opinion on the controversial issue when a complaint revealed that Saurabh Choksi, who was appointed principal of JG College of Commerce after a stint as principal in the grant-in-aid Nav Gujarat College, does not have the mandatory Phd degree. Inquiries revealed that he does not have GU approval as well. Investigations had also revealed that the file of approval of Choksi’s appointment as principal of JG Commerce College is missing from the GU.

    GU officials said that investigations had also revealed that there are 19 principals of other colleges who do not hold Phd degrees. This is despite the fact that they were recruited after UGC  mandated that only candidates with Phd degrees be considered for the post of principal.

    Meanwhile, students of MCom in the self-financed JG College of Commerce complained on Tuesday that they were not allowed to use the lift. They also raised other issues.