After much deferring, inordinate delay, the most awaited 100th Convocation of the Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) will finally will be held on September 26, 2014.
Addressing a press conference at Jal Gimmi Hall, Acting Vice Chancellor Anoop Kumar informed about the convocation. He added that the Former President
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has given his consent and will grace the function.
A very determined Vice Chancellor expressed his desire to make the convocation a grand one and with no flip flop associated with it as mentioned by some sections of the media. He stated that whatever disgrace that the University suffered in the past should not be repeated and the Convocation should be held with grace, dignity and honour.
Expressing concern over students migrating over the issues and bad reputation, he affirmed to resolve it and will try to build better social perception of the University.
While replying to a volley of questions by the media, The Vice Chancellor answered positively and assured of taking-up all the issues in a right manner and by the norms and rules of the University Act. Various concerns were raised by the media on various issues like approved teachers, 1378 alleged bogus degree issue and examination reforms. He added that the Sanjay Khaddakar committee which is scrutinizing the alleged bogus degree and the report of its internal inquiry will be placed before the Management Council.
It may be mentioned here that the 100th Convocation of Nagpur University was cancelled and postponed this year when the President of India Pranab Mukherjee cancelled his visit to Nagpur at the last moment.
Management Council ayes Special Examination of 6166 students
The Management Council meeting had also approved the Special Examination of 6166 students, which was a relief to the students who waited with bated breath.
The Draft Ordinance for conducting the Special Examination of the 6166 students of 63 banned colleges was passed by the Academic Council on July 3, 2014. This issue was placed before the Management Council on Monday, July 7 for final stamp. The Draft Ordinance was deliberated in great detail in the meeting and the same has been adopted and finally approved by the Management Council, informed, Vice Chancellor Anoop Kumar. It will be immediately sent to the Governor’s office for his Consent.