The Telegraph
Friday , May 30 , 2014
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VC order on regular classes

Truant teachers, beware.

Kolhan University vice chancellor R.P.P. Singh on Thursday asked the heads of all 22 postgraduate departments to ensure that no classes are cancelled because of absentee teachers.

“The students must get the maximum benefits,” said Singh during a meeting at the university headquarters in Chaibasa.

Besides heads of the postgraduate departments, varsity officials also attended the meeting.

Apart from checking truancy, the vice chancellor also addressed the problem of teacher shortage.

Singh asked the respective heads to submit a detailed report on the department’s shortcomings, the existing teacher strength and the number of vacancies.

To meet the teacher crunch, the vice chancellor asked the departmental heads to look for retired teachers and university toppers or students who have qualified the National Eligibility Test, but are yet to get jobs.

“Till the time we recruit full-time teachers, we can work with the ones who have expertise in a particular subject. I have asked the staff to look for such people who can bail us out at this moment. We will ensure that no classes get disrupted,” said Singh.

Varsity registrar D.N. Mahto said the meeting was fruitful. “The vice chancellor spoke to heads of the 22 postgraduate deparments individually and enquired about their problems. I hope that we will soon be able to conduct postgraduate classes without any hiccup,” said Mahto.

Singh will also leave no stone unturned to regularise classes at the undergraduate level. He is planning to hold a similar meeting with college principals to discuss shortcomings and other development plans.

The meeting is likely to take place in the second week of June, sources said.