Long pending demand to be able to present banned college issue in right manner ayed; Meeting adjourned without any concrete decision.
The Senate meeting of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) which is going on since November 28 and after one & half day of working, again got adjourned till December 1. The main issue hovering over the meeting was that of 250 banned colleges which was brought out at the outset of the session in the morning. It was decided by the house and the Chair that Senior Senate members like Dr. Baban Taywade, Bhoyar, D.K Agrawal and Abhijeet Wanjari along with the Administration and University Legal Counsel will chalk out strategy to present the case of 250 banned colleges in the High Court in proper manner so that an amicable agreement could be arrived at by both the sides.
Ramesh Pise threatens to resign if Students-Centric-Issues are not dealt with:
The second Day of the Senate meeting saw high drama unfolding in the house with issues of administration taking the prominence rather than Students-Centric-Issues. Frustrated by the hullabaloo over wasteful discussions on the nitty gritties in the house and student’s welfare issue not being discussed, Senate Member Ramesh Pise offered his resignation to the Vice Chancellor Vilas Sapkal, which was not accepted by the VC. The House too declined in one voice and declined his resignation. Ramesh Pise expressing his anguish said that University is for the students and we have come here to discuss the issues of student, but I am not able to speak or fight for the rights of the students.
Following which Senate member Mahendra Nimbarte raised the question of revaluation issue of engineering colleges which has been in the forefront of student’s agitation this past whole year. Recently, on November 14 engineering student’s agitation had taken place on the issue of revaluation results and Photo copy of answersheets not being issued to the students. The Pro Vice Chancellor Mahesh Yenkie, Dean of engineering, Dr. Khirsagar and controller of Examinations Vilas Ramteke had assured the students that the revaluation results would come up by November end and the special examinations would be held thereafter by December end.
Mahendra Nimbarte, Advocate Mohan Vajpayee and student council secretary Amol Wagh asked the Chair to explain why the revaluation results and photocopies are not out by the University as per the commitment .
Replying to their question Controller of Examination Vilas Ramteke informed the house that all the best efforts are being put on, so that the revaluation results come on time and students get their photocopies of the answer sheets. He answered that the Photocopy work is almost over. He stated that 50% of the revaluation work are already completed but success depends on the teachers coming for regular for evaluation , which is not happening. Teachers are giving priority to the respective college work and sufficient number of teachers are not available for revaluation work. He assured the house that the revaluation work will be done as soon as possible and on given time.
Dr. Sapkal while speaking on the issue of Revaluation said that there are steps being taken to change the revaluation methodology, wherein students who want to go for revaluation can directly for revaluation without applying for Photocopies of the answer sheets.
A Proposal and work of Model College at Gadchiroli district is pending from last three years. Senate Member Prakash Gedam who is from Gadchiroli demanded reply from the chair on the what has been done on this matter which is pending since long even after the funds for this project is intact with the University. Giving details on the model college matter, Dr Sapkal said, we are identifying land for this project. The agreement is in the final stage. Also a proposal for the same is sent to the UGC.
Misuse of official vehicles:
Samir Kene had raised the question of misuse of official vehicles. He demanded that there should be single point for parking of the vehicles of all the officials. He demanded details of the logbooks. Nimbarte also demanded point of information on this issue. This continued for 1 and a half hour with VC not able to provide with very convincing reply.
Another meeting of the Senate is scheduled to be held on Sunday. This meeting will be very crucial for the 250 banned colleges and the pending convocation issue. Now we have to look forward to a favourable solution to come up so that long pending issues are resolved, the reputation of our varsity remains intact and there is streamlining in the functioning of all the departments of the RTMNU.