| Patna University vice-chancellor YC Simhadri at the news meet on Tuesday. Picture by Ashok Sinha |
Patna University has got a new guardian to “ensure discipline” at the institution.
The newly appointed vice-chancellor of the university, Y.C. Simhadri, is set to start from where he left five years ago. Simhadri served as the vice-chancellor of Patna University from November 2006 to January 2008. He had initiated several steps in maintaining disciple on the campus.
Holding his first meeting after the appointment on January 30, Simhadri on Tuesday said improving academic calendar would be his first step.
At the meeting held on the varsity’s main administrative campus, attended by principals of colleges, postgraduate heads, deans and senior officials, he directed that all examinations should complete before May 31 in order to start the new academic session on time.
Dean students welfare K.N. Paswan said: “The varsity head has directed that examination of all batches, both postgraduate and undergraduate courses, should complete by May end so that the new academic session should start on time.”
The new vice-chancellor’s efforts to streamline the academic calendar assume importance as the session of the university is already running late by some months.
The examination of second semester postgraduate courses was held in the first week of January, delayed by eight months.
Apart from semester examination of regular courses, session of vocational courses is also running late.
A senior teacher of Patna University on condition of anonymity said: “It is good that the vice-chancellor has shown interest in streamlining the academic session with all the examinations to be held by end of May. But the completion of syllabus before May is a major concern for all of us.”
Apart from streamlining the academic session, the varsity head also talked about discipline among the students on the campus.
An alert came from the vice-chancellor: “Strict action would be taken against the students involved in anti-academic affairs within the campus. FIR would be lodged against such students or they could even be expelled from the institutions.”
The vice-chancellor also asked to take strict action against the trouble monger students assumes importance as the varsity in the past six months has witnessed regular clash among the students.
Sources said classes at major educational institutions started on time and teachers, who earlier used to reach the varsity by 10.30am, were present before 9.30am.
Even, the varsity non-teaching employees were seen more active than normal days. The security guards at the varsity enquired every person entering the campus.
Apart from streamlining academic session and maintaining disciple, the vice-chancellor also stated that a roadmap would be prepared and based on which the varsity would initiate steps.