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Colleges in Jharkhand flouting UGC directives

Written by: Staff

Jamshedpur, Aug 8 (UNI) Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) secretary S R A Rizvi Chhabban today said the colleges in the state were not following the University Grant Commission's (UGC) directives on attendance.

Talking to UNI Mr Chhabban said he met Ranchi University vice-chancellor A A Khan recently and apprised him of various problems faced by the colleges and grievances of the teaching and the non-teaching staff.

He pointed out that many colleges in the state were not following the UGC directives of 75 percent attendance and in some colleges the attendance was strikingly poor.

Mr Chhabban also mentioned the plight of about 750 retired professors, who had not received any pension, after their retirement.

He said the elections of the students' union in the colleges were not being held for long time. Besides, the condition of the libraries in the colleges were pathetic. The libraries should be modernised and the government must provide funds for this purpose, Mr Chhabban said.

The Congress leader said Dr Khan had given him assurance that the official website of Ranchi University would be launched within three to four months time and the results would be available in the website.

Mr Chhabban also drew attention of Dr Khan about the less number of the Post Graduate faculties in the colleges of the steel city here. The recruitment for the vacant posts were not filled up for a long period, he said and urged Dr Khan to initiate action immediately.

He said the B.Ed students, from outside the state, were facing difficulties to take admission as they had to produce residential certificates in the state while the similar rules were not applicable in the other states.

Mr Chhabban demanded withdrawal of such rules without further delay.


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