August 20, 2018

HC raps varsities for academic delay

Patna: The high court has once again pulled up state universities for the delayed academic session. The single bench of Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah on Tuesday directed the vice-chancellors of state universities to maintain the academic calendar.

The Patna High Court directive to the state varsities for regularising the academic calendar assumes importance as earlier governor-cum-chancellor Satya Pal Malik during a meeting with VCs had asked the university heads to regularise the academic calendar. The high court directive on regularising the academic calendar has come at a time when different state universities are set to start the new academic session from July/August. However, leaving aside Patna University, most of the state universities sessions have been delayed.

At JP University, Chhapra, the undergraduate courses are running three years late, while the undergraduate courses are running one-and-a-half years late. At Veer Kuer Singh University, Ara, the undergraduate courses are running late by one year, while postgraduate courses are running six months late.

Krishna Murari Singh, head of department, chemistry, Veer Kuer Singh University, Ara, said: “The reason behind delay in academic session is mainly due to late publication of results.”

An education official said: “The state government has decided to bifurcate bigger universities to tide over the crisis of late academic session. Magadh University has been bifurcated to Patliputra University, Munger University has been carved out of Tilka Manjhi University Bhagalpur and BN Mandal University, Madhepura has been bifurcated to Purnea University.”

The official said: “Smaller universities will not only help in better administration but will also help in regularising the academic calendar.”

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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