Published On : Sat, Apr 26th, 2014

RTMNU’s Management Council refers ‘Jumping’ Ordinance back to Academic Council for review

Accordingly, the decision of Academic Council in this regard will be conveyed to Governor’s Office. It may be recalled, the Governor’s Office had on Friday sent a 3-page letter to RTMNU and directed it to table the “Jumping” Ordinance in the Management Council meeting and reach a decision. It means prolonging of torments of engineering students who are hoping to appear in Summer 2014 exams.

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Nagpur News: The “Jumping” issue appears to be jumping from one authority to another without any concrete decision and thus prolonging the torments of engineering students who are hoping to appear in Summer 2014 exams. The Management Council (MC) of RTMNU, in its meeting on Saturday, has decided to refer the “Jumping” Ordinance back to Academic Council (AC) for its reconsideration. This decision was taken unanimously by MC members. Accordingly, the decision of Academic Council in this regard will be conveyed to Governor’s Office.

It may be recalled, the Governor’s Office had on Friday sent a 3-page letter to RTMNU and directed it to table the “Jumping” Ordinance in the Management Council meeting and reach a decision. The letter had cleared that any improper decision by Academic Council would dent the quality of education. At the same time, the letter had cracked a whip and questioned the state of affairs of RTMNU. The Governor’s Office firmly directed the University to bring reforms in result declaration system.

On Saturday, as directed by Governor’s Office, the “Jumping” Ordinance was put up in Management Council meeting but no detailed discussion was held on the issue. The reason was that the Academic Council had first passed the Ordinance and therefore the issue falls under the jurisdiction of Academic Council only. The AC can reconsider the Ordinance, said the members of Management Council.

REPORT TO BE SENT TO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE WITHIN 15 DAYS:

The report on “Jumping” issue vis-à-vis Academic Council’s decision is to be sent to Governor’s Office within 15 days. In this situation, the RTMNU Administration has to call the meeting of Academic Council accordingly and a decision would be arrived at.

The MC meeting also discussed Dr Vinayak Deshpande’s proposal concerning shortage of teachers in the University Campus and subsequently a decision to set up a committee to deal with the problem was taken. The committee will comprise of Dr K C Deshmukh, Dr Vinayak Deshpande, Dr Shrikant Komawar, and Dr Chahande.

An RTI query had revealed no regular teachers in colleges running professional courses. A petitioner had submitted the same RTI information to Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court. The High Court has now ordered RTMNU to submit its detailed report in this regard within 3 weeks. This issue was raised in the MC meeting. Accordingly, a committee comprising Joint Director of Higher and Technology Education Gulabrao Thakre, D K Agrawal, Kirtiwardhan Dixit, Dr Shrikant Komawar has been constituted to file an appropriate report in the High Court.

DISCUSSION ON BOOSTING IMAGE OF RTMNU:

The High Court, while hearing the matter of 250 banned colleges, had ordered fine or punishment to concerned RTMNU officials. This issue was also raised in the MC meeting. The members discussed the ways and means to extend the relief from any fine or punishment. At the same time, the members discussed various measures to boost the image of RTMNU dented recently by umpteen shoddy developments.

VC’s Stand:

Meanwhile, speaking on the issue, the Acting Vice Chancellor Anoop Kumar said, “I will not take any decision in connection with the issue and would stick to present stand. The matter is subjudice and whatever the High Court’s decision, it will be accepted and implemented by RTMNU.”