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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Expressing concerns over widespread unrest especially during college elections, Odisha Governor and Chancellor of Universities, SC Jamir today asserted that undue interference by political parties in educational institutions should be curbed.

While addressing a conference of vice-chancellors, Jamir stated that the interference by political parties should stop to maintain a peaceful atmosphere in campuses across the State.

"Higher education in the country and State have to be upgraded to a world-class level," said Jamir.

The Chancellor further stated that educational institutions need to focus on overall development of students. Already a number of steps have been taken including appointment of vice-chancellors in a transparent manner and purely on merit, he said.

Higher Education Minister Anant Das on the other hand informed that Odisha government is contemplating to come up with a model or uniform syllabus for all universities across the State.

"We are planning major reforms in higher education and after the Committee submits report, we should have a uniform syllabus so that examinations are conducted and results are published uniformly across the State," said Das.

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