Surat: Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU) on Tuesday conducted its annual senate meeting online in which around 80 members participated. Senate is the top body that approves decisions of VNSGU syndicate or vice-chancellor’s office.
However, senate members alleged that they were not informed about the mode of meeting — will it be offline or online — till the last moment. It was only on Monday evening that senate members got the message of the meeting being conducted online.
Recently, VNSGU held its convocation offline after an order from the governor’s office. Earlier, VNSGU officials had planned to hold the convocation ceremony online.
As the meeting began, some of the senators objected to holding the meeting online. Some were irked by the poor connectivity and not getting an opportunity to make representation.
Issues related to irregularities during former vice-chancellor Shivendra Gupta were also raised while few members complained that how college principals were harassed during the three years term of Gupta.
Commenting over the clout of advisors around VCs, senator Bhavesh Rabari asked, “Does new education policy have rules related to the appointment of advisors for the VC.” Rabari also raised the issue of colleges operating in shopping complex and steps university plans to take against these colleges.
Head of Economics department, Srinivas Rao, was miffed over poor connectivity as he could not raise an issue related to grant distribution to a deserving university department. “The grant for computer purchase was distributed equally among all departments. Those who have enough computers also received the money but the same rule was not followed in construction grant,” claimed Rao. He claimed that one department got a larger portion of the construction grant while other departments did not get enough money for construction.