The university will have four regional centres, of which three will be in the Malabar region.
According to UGC norms, PhD theses are to be uploaded online but the university has not done so in Jaleel’s case.
Before coming out of the customs office after interrogation, Higher Education Minister K T Jaleel made a Facebook post titled ‘Don’t waste time trying to tighten the noose, which won’t’.
The PhD was awarded to Jaleel in 2006 when M K Ramachandran Nair, who was later accused in the university assistant recruitment scam, was the vice-chancellor.
The interrogation commenced at around noon. Unlike in the past when Jaleel clandestinely appeared before various agencies, this time he used his official car.
According to official sources, the Customs has served notice to Jaleel to appear in its office on Monday.
The government had recently replaced the counsel in the case. This was after the court rejected the government's plea to withdraw the case.
The case pertains to the damages in the House during the protest by Opposition members against the budget presentation in 2015. The protest resulted in losses worth Rs 2.20 lakh.
Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel had earlier said that the government would go for a rethink on state varsities' distance education courses.
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Earlier, the Opposition had alleged that the Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel was involved in smuggling gold under the pretext of bringing Quran from the consulate
It had earlier come to light that the state-owned institution under the higher education department distributed thousands of copies of the Quran which were received as a gift from the UAE Consulate
Six LDF MLAs, including two ministers KT Jaleel and EP Jayarajan, were involved in the case which took place on March 13, 2015.
They used to get bulk orders for the holy book from Qatar, the UAE and Yemen, but they have stopped accepting export orders as they are unable to even complete orders from domestic buyers.
A day after Congress and UDF leadership were huddled at Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala’s house, the UDF has decided to come up with a series of agitation against the minister.