Pune: Shiv Sena leader and spokesperson Neelam Gorhe has demanded appointment of an administrator at Spicer Adventist University owing to the alleged fake PhD certificates and promotions based on them. In a letter to Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, Gorhe said, “Administrator needs to be appointed at Spicer University since the Vice-Chancellor (VC) produced a fake PhD certificate and has taken all the monetary benefits attached to the qualifications.”
A cheating case also has been filed against him and other five members of the university at Chatuhshrungi police station on May 16, 2018.
“A case was filed against VC Nobel Prasad Pillai, Chief Accounts Officer Ratnaswami Jayem, Arts stream Head Chako Paul and Creative Education Foundation Director Gopal Bhikaji Khandor, after social activist Allen Almeda filed the complaint. MP Udyanraje Bhosale brought this news to my notice,” she said in the letter.
“Almeda read a news report in an in-house magazine Adventist Tidings Magazine about Pillai, Jayem and Paul receiving the PhD degrees. Then he filed a Right to Information query to know more about it, but the university rejected the application saying it does not come under the RTI law.
“Thus, I request the Governor to take a serious note of it and appoint an administrator at the university,” the letter stated.