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Mumbai varsity vice-chancellor Welukar under allegations

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Activists alleged that Welukar has deceived the government and the governor for getting the Vice Chancellor’s chair

mumbai-universityMumbai: Mumbai University these days is again in news and this time not for the good reason. The Vice-Chancellor Rajan Welukar is under fire of the activists and educators over the alleged ‘forgery’ not only for getting the doctorate but also for becoming the vice-chancellor.

Suresh Patilkhede, Secretary, Rajiv Gandhi Youth Front and Chairman of Manas Pratishthan and Prof. Niraj Hatekar, Convener, Maharashtra Higher Education Remedies Joint Action Committee, alleged that the present vice-chancellor Welukar has deceived the government and the governor for getting the Vice Chancellor’s chair.

Patilkhede alleged that Welukar also tricked to get the doctorate and when the matter came out open, he tried to hide it.

Patilkhede said that after becoming the Vice-Chancellor, exam papers were leaked, bad view has spread about university education. Thus he had contacted the representatives, the chief minister and the governor to take the cognizance of the issue but at present no action was taken in this matter.

He also mentioned the irregularities caused by Welukar to become the Vice-Chancellor.  Patilkhede further said that the documents had been found indicating the false information given under the right to information against Welukar.

In reply, Welukar said that the allegations were based on half information and they were ill motivated. He further said that the allegations were baseless and the Mumbai University had clarified on it.

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