CHHAPRA: Jai Prakash University (JPU), Chhapra, has taken several initiatives to improve the academic environment.
Vice- Chancellor Hari Kesh Singh said on Friday, “Our priority is to improve the work culture of the university and recreate a healthy academic atmosphere on the campus. Necessary steps have been initiated to augment the infrastructural facilities so that students and faculty members can carry on their academic pursuits in a hassle-free environment.
A proposal has been sent to the state education department for grants to develop the existing infrastructure facilities. “Grants will be used to equip the departments, offices and different colleges with close circuit television cameras (CCTV) and biometric attendance of students, teaching and non- teaching employees,” said a varsity official.
“The university has also successfully submitted the utilization certificates for the grants received earlier,” said the VC.
It may be mentioned here that the JP University has earned a bad name during the tenure of some of the former VCs who failed to conduct examinations and submit utilization certificates for the grants. The varsity had also admitted students beyond the sanctioned strength.
Several examinations which were pending are being conducted and some of them will be conducted in July-August. No unfair means are allowed during the examination,” added the VC.
“The varsity had organized 17 national symposiums during the academic session 2017-18 with a view to creating a conducive atmosphere and to streamline the academic calendar,” he said.
In a bid to make the varsity campus green, plantation activities have been taken up and the National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers and National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets have joined summer internship project under Swachch Bharat mission.
The VC also constituted a committee on Thursday to inquire into the allegation of collecting illegal money from some of the examinees during practical examination for undergraduate courses in science stream at some of the centres.