Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication

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Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication
Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication logo.png
Type Public
Active 2012–2017
Vice-Chancellor Om Thanvi
Location , ,
Affiliations UGC
Website www.hjuj.ac.in

Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication (HJUJ) was a state university[1] located at Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. It was established in 2012 through an Act of the Government of Rajasthan and offered postgraduate courses in Journalism and Mass Communication.[2] It is named after former Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Haridev Joshi.[3] In 2017 the university was closed by the next administration. In 2019 a bill was passed to reopen the university.

History

Establishment

Established in 2012, the university was one of several decisions taken by the Ashok Gehlot administration in the last months of his tenure.[4]

Closure in 2017

Following the 2013 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election and the rise of the Vasundhara Raje administration, a cabinet sub-committee has recommended the closure HJUJ as well as two other institutes, Rajiv Gandhi Tribal University (RGTU) and Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Law University.[4] In July 2015 the new administration renamed and moved RGTU[5] and stopped the admission process for the following year in HJUJ[6] redirecting students to the journalism department in Rajasthan University. This was done to "ensure that a new batch of students was not affected" by future decisions.[7] In November 2015 Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Law University became the first university to ever be closed in India[4] and in January 2016 the cabinet has decided to merge HJUJ with Rajasthan University.[8] In March 2017 a repeal bill for the closure of the university was introduced to the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, putting an end to the possibility of reopening of the bill[9] and HJUJ became the second university to be closed in India.[10]

Reopening in 2019

Following the 2018 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election and the rise of the Third Ashok Gehlot ministry in late 2018, the cabinet ha decided to reopen the university.[11] The Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication, Jaipur Bill, 2019[12] was introduced on 11 February 2019[13] and passed on 13 February.[14] On 8 March 2019 newspaper editor Om Thanvi was appointed vice-chancellor.[15]

References

  1. ^ "List of State Universities as on 29.06.2017" (PDF). University Grants Commission. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Courses". Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication. Archived from the original on 21 August 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Welcome to HJUJ". Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication. Archived from the original on 18 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Govt shuts down Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Law University". The Times of India. Times News Network. November 26, 2015. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  5. ^ Dutta, Sweta (19 July 2015). "Tribal University to be pushed from Udaipur to interiors of state". The Indian Express. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Govt bans fresh admission at journalism varsity". Zee News. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  7. ^ Dutta, Sweta (10 July 2015). "Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje government to shut down Ashok Gehlot's pet university". The Indian Express. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  8. ^ Khan, Hamza (12 April 2016). "Rajasthan: Citing harassment by BJP MLA, Brij University V-C quits". The Indian Express. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Another varsity to be closed down soon". The Times of India. Times News Network. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  10. ^ Khan, Shoeb (26 August 2018). "Govt apathy stunts growth of ancient language in Raj - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  11. ^ Mukherjee, Deep (30 December 2018). "Rajasthan scraps education criteria for civic poll candidates". The Indian Express. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication, Jaipur Bill, 2019". Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Bills/विधेयक". rajassembly.nic.in. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  14. ^ "MLAs can hold positions in co-operative bodies now - Times of India". The Times of India. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  15. ^ "History-sheeter to be questioned - Times of India". The Times of India. 9 March 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.

External links

  • Official website

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