PATNA: The Patliputra University (PPU) took six major decisions related to academic development, NAAC accreditation and introduction of new course at its ninth syndicate meeting held under the chairmanship of acting vice- chancellor ( VC ) Prof Surendra Pratap Singh at the university headquarters here on Saturday.
According to PPU media incharge B K Mangalam , “The syndicate members unanimously adopted a resolution to get accreditation by NAAC for each constituent college of the university on priority basis to avail funds from the UGC under the Rashtriya Ucchttar Siksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme. The members agreed in principle that shortage of teachers in most of the colleges, particularly located in semi-urban and rural areas was a great hindrance on getting good grade by the NAAC . Thus it was decided to appoint guest faculty on contract basis based on the guidelines of the state government roster,” he said.
Besides, the syndicate members also approved the proposal to give promotions to teachers under the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS), Merit Promotion Scheme (MPS) and time-bound scheme to those teachers who have not been promoted so far due to one reason or another, he said adding this decision would give a boost to morale of teachers who were waiting for long to get their due promotion in their career.
According to Manglam, the syndicate members also approved the proposal to hold PhD test to give an impetus to research work. The university has already invited applications online and the test is scheduled to be held on April 11 at different centres in Patna . “In another major decision, the syndicate agreed to award maximum seven marks as grace to students of regular courses at undergraduate (UG) and post graduate (PG) level courses for which the university had recently held the examinations,” the media in charge said.
In addition to these, the university syndicate also approved the proposal to start BPharma as soon as it is approved by the Pharmacy Council of India.