| Patna University vice-chancellor YC Simahadri addresses the teachers’ meet in Patna on Wednesday. Picture by Jai Prakash |
Reiterating the steps taken by the Patna University to improve academics, vice-chancellor (VC) Y.C. Simahadri on Wednesday stressed on throwing out nuisance elements of the campus who indulge in anti-academic activities.
While addressing teachers at a meet organised by the varsity administration, Simahadri said: “No one would be allowed to disturb peace and academic atmosphere at the university. Genuine students will be provided with all types of help and assistance.”
The teachers’ meet was organised as part of the beginning of the new academic session. The last date for taking admission at the post-graduate courses at Patna University was on Tuesday.
The VC’s statement in stressing discipline at the university assumes importance as recently he has passed an order that no one will be allowed to take part in dharna, agitation, procession or strike on the campus and disciplinary action will be taken against those disobeying the directive.
The VC also stated that any student facing any types of criminal cases would not be given entry on the varsity campus. However, on Tuesday the Patna High Court put a stay order on the VC directive.
Simahadri also sought the help of teachers to improve academic activities at colleges and university warning students against skipping classes without proper reasons and prior permission of the head of the department.
Simahadri said: “Eighty per cent attendance is mandatory for students and those bunking classes without any valid reason will be fined.”
In order to improve academics at colleges and the varsity, Simahadri urged the teachers to devote maximum time in clearing doubts of students, organising seminars, symposium and others.
Simahadri said: “For proper functioning of the varsity, role of teachers is important and based on their performance, they will be awarded.”