Hazaribagh: Governor CP Radhakrishnan participated in the state’s first vice chancellors’ meet jointly organised by Jharkhand’s Technical Education Department and Vinoba Bhave University. Among others vice-chancellors of Kolhan university, women’s university Jamshedpur, Shyam Prasad University Ranchi, Nilamber- Pitamber University, Sidhu Kanu University Dumka, including the Vice Chancellor of Defence University Ranchi attended the event.
Other than the Higher Education Department officials, educationists and all the vice-chancellors exchanged views on academic development. Several agendas including gross enrollment rate, publication of journals, NAAC evaluation of universities and colleges were discussed in the conference.
Also, what changes are needed in the functioning of universities under the new education policy came for discussion. The Governor said in his address that a university is identified by its success story and only a Vice-Chancellor is considered for achievements in any university.
Responding to the questions of Vice Chancellors from various universities, he said that teachers have not been appointed in the university for many years, as well as there is a shortage of non-teaching staff. Universities are facing many problems, especially regarding appointments. I am especially looking for required appointments, he said. He stressed on timely academic calendar as well as the development of infrastructures.
Regarding the academic calendar, he said every university should follow it and take exams on time. The biometric system will be mandatory for students in coming time in all the universities. Some universities are lagging behind regarding DG locker, they should complete the work soon.
Court cases also need to be settled soon, he added. Vice Chancellors from various universities gave many suggestions in the conference Vice Chancellor of Ranchi University, Ajit Kumar Sinha said that we have to appoint teachers as soon as possible.
He further said that women’s college is running without a boundary wall and initiative should be taken in this regard. Secretary of Technical Education department Rahul Purwar, Director Garima Singh, District Deputy Commissioner Nancy Sahay, and superintendent of police Manoj Ratan Chauthe were present in the programme.