Principals’ Conference: HE Dept Serves Show Cause Notice To Absentees

Bhubaneswar: The State Higher Education Department on Tuesday issued notices to the Principals of five colleges in Odisha who skipped the Conference of Principals held in Bhubaneswar last month.

The department has reportedly issued the show cause notices to Principals of Government Degree College in Bolangir, Government Women’s Degree College in Bolangir, BB Sanskrit College in Bolangir, Model Degree College in Rayagada and Model Degree College in Nabarangpur seeking an explanation within seven days, the reason for their absence at the conference.

It is worthwhile to mention here that, Odisha Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo had convened a brainstorming session with department officials and Principals of 52 government colleges on June 29 in Bhubaneswar with an aim to strengthen higher education system in the State.

During the crucial meeting, it was decided that all the lecturers in the government colleges will have extended working hours beyond the UGC guidelines of 5 hours a day. Besides, it was decided that the colleges will record their attendance with the help of biometrics technology.

The meeting had also discussed how a uniform syllabus can be introduced for all the government Plus III Colleges.