Decision on ammendment of BPUT Act postponed

Bhubaneswar: The amendment to BPUT Act 2002 which seeks to streamline the functioning of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) failed to get the State Cabinet nod today. According to chief secretary Gokul Chandra Pati, the decision regarding amendment to the act was postponed by the cabinet today.

After the Cabinet nod, Technical Education & Training (ETET) minister would act as Pro-Chancellor of the University. The tenure of the university Registrar and Chancellor would be reduced from five to three years. There would be a provision for an officer not below the rank of Joint Secretary belonging to the Odisha Finance Service to be appointed as the Finance Officer of the University. There would be fixed deadline for exams and results.

There would be grievances cell for the students and academic calendar in amendment.

The Cabinet had approved the amendment to the BPUT Act 2002 in August, 2013. The Bill was also tabled in the State Assembly. But, it had not become a law.

After the amendment, The State government can directly interfere functioning of examination and rtesults and even in administrative decision of the university and technical colleges.