SPU Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Anupama Singh chairs meeting
The Newz Radar, Mandi
The first meeting of the newly constituted College Development Council (CDC) of the Sardar Patel University (SPU), Mandi, was chaired by Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof Anupama Singh and was attended by the principals/delegates of member colleges.
The members of the CDC were given a warm welcome by Prof Rajesh Kumar Sharma, member secretary-cum-Dean CDC.
In her formal address to the members, Prof Singh greeted them and apprised them about the journey of the SPU and the milestones achieved in a short span of one year. Despite the lack of manpower and budget constraints, the SPU is functioning smoothly, she said.
She said that the SPU is committed to bringing transparency and efficiency to the admission process in the university and its affiliated institutions. In this regard, it has embarked on an ambitious project of digitising the admission process for the PG courses that would require cooperation from all the affiliated institutions. The SPU has entered into an MoU in this regard with C-DAC Mohali. Besides, making the admission process foolproof, digitisation would save time and channelise the energies of human resources both in colleges and universities in attaining high academic standards, thus proving to be a win-win situation for one and all. The private BEd colleges were also asked to deposit the security money with the SPU.
Prof Sharma, Dean CDC, discussed various agendas pertaining to digitisation of CDC branch, the affiliation process, the appointment of faculties and principals in the private colleges, infrastructure and academic discipline in the college. The powerpoint presentation given by Prof Sharma on various issues proved to be really effective in clearing various doubts of the members and encouraged them to align their plans and activities towards achieving academic excellence. During the meeting, members came up with many fruitful ideas and suggestions and Prof Sharma gave the assurance that efforts would be made to incorporate most of these suggestions so as to benefit all the stakeholders.
Dr Raj Kumar Jamwal, Associate Professor from Vallabh Govt College, Mandi, spoke at length on various issues ranging from examination, and evaluation to infrastructure issues prevalent in the college and requested the Pro-Vice Chancellor to address them in the interest of the students and faculty.
Dr Om Kumar Sharma, principal, Vyas Sanskrit College, Kullu, requested the SPU to start the Sanskrit department in the University so that the students of Himachal Pradesh are able to pursue research in the subject of Sanskrit in their home state without having to go to other states for pursuing research as a career. Principal, JLN Govt College Haripur (Manali), Dr Mandeep Sharma raised the issue regarding the uneven distribution of students in main colleges and remote colleges and thus called for fixing a limit on seats in the colleges located at major towns and district headquarters. Many queries raised by the esteemed members were addressed on the spot.
In the end, Prof Sharma thanked all those present for sparing their valuable time to attend this meeting which has brought the SPU and its affiliated institutions on a common platform and which shall definitely strengthen the bond among them. Finance officer Parmodh Singh Jaswal, deputy registrars Dandr Vinay Pandit & Dr Yogesh Sharma were among others present during the meeting.