Governor Droupadi Murmu on Thursday directed universities in State to carry out admission at undergraduate courses through Chancellor Portal. The Governor, who is also Chancellor of Universities at the meeting with VCs, registrars and financial advisors of state universities at Raj Bhavan, asked universities to carry out admission through Chancellor Portal from next academic session.
With admission through Chancellor Portal, colleges will have no say in selecting meritorious students who have scored better in his/her intermediate exam. Previously, colleges used to announce cut off. Better ranked colleges had cut off for admission in honours courses. However, now the minimum criteria of seeking admission will be fixed and colleges will have to adhere to whatever list is sent by the Chancellor Portal authorities.
The Governor also directed the VCs to carry out National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of their universities and colleges and get better ranking. The Governor meanwhile expressed happiness over universities regularizing their academic calendar.
The VC said, “It is please to know that academic calendar of universities are regularized. The examination is held on time and the results are declared timely, which is beneficial for students for pursuing higher studies in other universities.” The Chancellor claimed that irregular academic calendar they have received from Bihar, before the bifurcation of State. Murmu, on the occasion, also expressed happiness that Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) is taking up promotion issue of teachers in a priority basis. She said that with JPSC taking up the promotion issue on priority basis, backlog in State universities will be cleared paving way for fresh appointments at educational institutions.
The Chancellor also directed VCs to complete the process of installing WiFi at educational institutions and in this connection they can take the help of National Informatics Centre (NIC) for regular inspection and monitoring. The Governor also directed universities to work in direction of ACP/MACP so that non-teaching staff are benefitted with salary and other benefits.
The Chancellor also asked for creation of posts at Tribal and regional language department of Ranchi University and Kolhan University. The Governor also assessed the progress in construction work of new buildings at Nilamber-Pitamber University Medininagar, Binod Bihari Mahto Koylanchal University (Dhnabad) and Jharkhand Raksha Shakti University (Ranchi).
Directions were also issued for making Shikshit Bharat Abhiyan or Unnat Bharat Abhiyan successful in State along with following directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) department successful. The Chancellor also directed universities to appoint ad-hoc teachers at colleges so that shortage of teachers can be addressed. The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary KK Khandelwal, Principal Secretary- Higher, Technical Education & Skill Development, Shailesh Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary to Governor Satendra Singh, Building Construction Secretary Sunil Kumar, JPSC Secretary Ranendra Kumar among others.
VCs and other officials from Ranchi University, Vinoba Bhave University Hazaribag, Sido Kanhu Murmu University Dumka, Nilamber-Pitamber University Medininagar, Binod Bihari Mahto Koylanchal University (Dhnabad), Kolhan University (Chaibasa) and Jharkhand Raksha Shakti University (Ranchi) were also present at the meeting.