Reforms top priority of new VC
Newly appointed vice-chancellor of
“I will enforce discipline through bilateral discussion, meet students at least twice a month to listen to their views and take immediate steps to settle their problems. I would also take special care of the academically weaker students to improve their standard,” said Tripathy.
“The bulk of my vision
document comprised ideas regarding bringing about academic reforms. I
want to revise the courses of studies as per the guidelines of University
Grants Commission (UGC) and these courses would be on the lines of the new
educational policies of the government of
He said he also wanted to introduce a semester system at the undergraduate level, invite subject experts and eminent academicians for special lectures, encourage debates and discussion among students and teachers to make the former conscious of social courses while pursuing professional courses.
“But above all, my target also includes making students aware of social needs and their responsibilities, monitoring classroom activities, inspiring teachers to counsel students,” he said.
Besides strengthening the existing centres of study and infrastructure at the varsity, Tripathy has plans to set up various schools such as life sciences, geo-physics, computational sciences, space and planetary sciences with PhD programmes in astronomy, law and governance, women empowerment and inclusive growth, planning and architecture and, creative and performing arts.
“The academic calendar would be strictly adhered to. Examinations would be conducted and results would be out on time. Malpractice in examinations would not be tolerated. The placement process for professional courses would be strengthened,” he said, adding that coaching classes would be held for aspirants of central and state civil services, Railway Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission and banking exams.
As far as developmental activities are concerned, he said he would prepare a master plan for the new campus and envelop it in government grants and mobilise resources from the UGC. “My agenda also includes construction of separate buildings for new and old departments, new hostels for girls and boys, quarters for teaching and non-teaching staff, modern gym and playground on the new campus,” he said.
Tripathy, who wants to adopt the JNU model for
(Source: The Telegraph)