The Senate Members on Thursday pitched together various issues and threw a volley of questions on Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur university (RTMNU) Administration at its meeting held at Convocation Hall on October 30, 2014.
The Senate members tried to prove wrong the notion that they don’t raise the issues in the right earnest. The members were all out on battle field and grilled the administration on various issues hounding the varsity.
Argument over non-inclusion of questions in the agenda:
Situation got tense during the meeting when senior Senate member R.G. Bhoyar offered his resignation over his questions being not included in the agenda of the meeting. Bhoyar, with an experience of 30 years as Senate member, lambasted the chair for giving vague reasons for not including his questions and inappropriate replies from the administration over the issue. He said his questions were to the point and according to the statutes of the University Act. However, the reasons put forth by the Administration were very vague and insulting to his stature, said Bhoyar.
However, the other members and the Acting Vice Chancellor Dr Vinayak Deshpande convinced him not to do so and regretted their reply on his questions and assured him of proper information to his questions.
Other Senate members also take stand on the issue:
Dr Pramod Yeole asked the chair as to why administration is shying away from replying to the questions raised by the members and delaying it for next meetings. Adv Mohan Bajpayee said questions are raised to keep the Administration on toes and so that transparency is maintained. Bhoyar added that the administration should properly study the questions/proposals and must reply accordingly.
Exam and student welfare issues:
The critical issue of the examination results not being declared on time was raised by Ramesh Pise. He asked who should be made responsible for this, and what are the initiatives taken by the administration to overcome this problem. Dr Yeole asked for information of University’s research collaboration, MoUs with various industrial and research centers in the past 5 years. There are 6 MoUs signed in this concern replied the administration and gave the details about it to the gathering.
New college numbers increasing, but examination centres decreasing:
RTMNU has 840 colleges affiliated to it, however compared to it, the number of examination centres are not increasing. As a result, certain colleges only bear the duties concerned with these, said Dr R.G. Tale. Giving figures from the year 2011-2014, the examination centres have come down from 214 to 181 till date. Mrityunjay Singh also raised this issue. The administration informed that the Board of Examination will look into this matter and will find an appropriate solution in this concern.