Odisha CM asks VCs to ensure timely conduct of varsity exams

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed the Vice Chancellors of Universities in the State to ensure timely conduct of examinations and publication of results from next academic year.

Addressing the conference of Vice Chancellors of State Universities here, the Chief Minister said the University examinations along with publication of results must be done in time. No delay shall be tolerated from the coming academic year.

He also said discipline at the Universities must be maintained at any cost. “Interference of outsiders must not be tolerated. University campus must be kept free from non-students and unauthorised persons,” he added.

The Chief Minister asked the VCs to maintain transparency while carrying out recruitment of teachers. “Teachers must be encouraged for research and publication,” Patnaik added.

Emphasising on the need to ensure quality education in the affiliated colleges, the Chief Minister said, “The VCs, senior officers and faculty members of Universities must undertake surprise visit to affiliated colleges from time to time.”

He directed the VCs to make efforts to achieve higher NAAC rating and NIRF ranking in the coming cycle of assessment and ranking. Assuring funds and support of the State government to the Universities, Patnaik said, “I expect all of you to spend more of your time inside the University campus interacting with the students. I expect our Universities to achieve National and International eminence sooner than later.”

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