| Professor Janak Pandey addresses the function in Patna on Monday. Picture by Nagendra Kumar Singh |
The Central University of Bihar (CUB) celebrated its fifth foundation day function at its BIT-Patna campus on Monday.
Titled “CUB ke safar ke panch saal” the event started with the university anthem by the students followed by a get-together of the institute’s fraternity, including some special guests who had played a vital role in its establishment.
The chief guest at the event was Janak Pandey, the former and founder director of the Central University of Bihar. “The varsity, after its inception, had faced many difficulties. But it has overcome those difficulties and at present, the varsity has more than 20 courses, including four undergraduate courses,” he said.
But Pandey was happy about the fact that the university would get its building. On February 28, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar laid the foundation stone for the university building at Panchanpur, around 15km west of the Gaya district headquarters.
The new Central University of Bihar campus is expected to have features such as eco-friendly greenery, water bodies and fountains, recharging and recycling under rainwater harvesting, use of solar energy and biomass energy, water supply, sewerage, drainage, sub-station, underground treatment and fire-fighting, eco-friendly pedestrians and bicycle pathways, G+4 and G+8 buildings, boundary wall and entrance plaza.
Highlighting the journey of the Central University of Bihar, the students of Centre for Mass Communication and Media presented a skit portraying the major events of the university in the past five years.
The university registrar, Mohammed Nehal, praised Pandey for his contribution to the centre of education. “Under the guidance and vision of Janak Pandey, the Central University of Bihar, the first central university in Bihar, has achieved several milestones,” Nehal said.
The university had also called few of the other founder members like T.N. Sinha and Seema Fatima.
The university’s faculty, Pradhan Parthsarthi, from the centre for environmental sciences and deputy registrar Rashmi Tripathi delivered speeches on the occasion.
Mohammad Mudassir Alam, the public relation officer of the university, said the institution has witnessed a significant growth in the past five years. From two rented buildings in Patna and Gaya, the university offers 20 courses.