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Tag: Vice Chancellor

Odisha Universities Act Amended, Cabinet Enhances Tenure & Upper Age Limit Of Vice-Chancellors
Odisha Universities Act Amended, Cabinet Enhances Tenure & Upper Age Limit Of Vice-Chancellors

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, the State Cabinet has approved promulgation of ‘The Odisha Universities (Amendment) Ordinance 2020’ to amend the Odisha Universities Act, 1989 and repeal the Ravenshaw University Act, 2005. The idea behind such a move is reportedly to bring all Universities under one Act – Odisha Universities Act, 1989. The important amendments […]

Jamia Students Surround VC Demanding FIR Against Police

New Delhi: Students of Jamia Millia Islamia, on Monday, surrounded the vice chancellor’s office to press for their charter of demands. Organised under the banner of the Jamia Coordination Committee, students gathered at noon near the vice chancellor’s office to set up a blockade. The students are demanding that an FIR be registered against the […]

Byomakesh Tripathy Appointed VC Of Utkal University Of Culture

Bhubaneswar: Professor Byomakesh Tripathy was on Saturday appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the Utkal University of Culture here. Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal, who is also the chancellor of universities, appointed Tripathy for three years from the date of his joining or till he attains the age of 65, whichever is earlier, or until further […]

Common Entrance Exam For PG Admissions From 2020: Odisha Minister 

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, the State Higher Education Department has decided to conduct a common examination from the next academic year, i.e. 2020, for admission into post graduate (PG) courses in colleges and universities across Odisha. The decision was taken during the 4th vice chancellors’ conclave chaired by Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo in […]

Odisha Guv approves action against three VSSUT professors

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal on Saturday approved disciplinary action against three professors of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) for allegedly leading a protest to oust its Vice Chancellor, official sources said. The governor, who is also the chancellor of the university, gave his consent based on the recommendation of the state Skill […]

Police arrests 80 students of Manipur University

Imphal: Eighty students and six professors of the Manipur University were arrested after police stormed the boys’ hostel early on Friday following a complaint by the Vice Chancellor’s office, officials said. According to Inspectors General of Police S. Kailun and Clay Khongsai, the police entered the campus right after midnight on the basis of a […]

Berhampur varsity fails students’ expectations; delays publication of PG results

By Devbrat Patnaik Berhampur: Plagued by controversies over the past one year, Berhampur University has once again drawn criticism for delaying publication of regular Post Graduate (PG) degree results of the first semester. As per complaints of the students,  the second semester exams were conducted prior to publishing the results of the first. The result […]

Berhampur Varsity Scam: Finance dept orders audit over financial irregularities

Berhampur: The Odisha finance department on Tuesday ordered an inspection of the accounts of Berhampur University after finding a mismatch between bank deposits and expenditure of the varsity to the tune of Rs 19.64 crores. According to sources, the department ordered the director of the local fund audit to look into the financial irregularities. Reportedly, […]

Have Bhanja Bihar controversies cast shadow on Berhampur varsity convocation?

Berhampur: In what could be a blot for Berhampur University, the authorities have reportedly postponed the convocation ceremony scheduled to be held on February 6 next week. This, in the history of the varsity, will be the first time since its establishment that the most important event has been postponed by authorities after intimating the degree awardees. […]

Vandalism in Bhanja Bihar, Union President’s bike damaged

Berhampur: Days after Berhampur University Students’ Union President brought up allegations of mismanagement of funds against the varsity authorities, some non-students allegedly entered the Boys’ hostel premises and ransacked two motor vehicles parked inside on Sunday. As per sources, Union President V Srinivas Rao and one of his friends Alok Dalai, reportedly the boarders of […]

Berhampur Varsity students demand inquiry into 'mismanagement' of funds

By Devbrat Patnaik Berhampur: Alleging financial irregularities in utilisation of funds of Berhampur University, the Students’ Union on Sunday demanded a CBI and Vigilance probe into various ‘discrepancies’ and demanded strict action against all those involved. The student leaders have also threatened to go on an indefinite strike if an inquiry is not initiated at […]

Making students job-ready will be top priority: VC Ishan Patro

Cuttack: Taking the legacy of Ravenshaw University ahead with the changing times will be the top priority including its all round development, said Prof Ishan Patro, who was appointed as the new vice-chancellor here on Saturday. Chancellor and Odisha Governor SC Jamir appointed Patro to head the premier educational institution in Cuttack. At present, Patro […]

Harassment allegations against Utkal Varsity professor, Govt seeks report

Bhubaneswar: The Higher Education department has sought a report from the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Utkal University on the harassment allegations levelled against assistant professor of Psychology department, Maheswar Satpathy. In a letter from the department the VC has been asked to, “furnish a detailed report on the allegation made against Maheswar Satpathy, Asst. Professor, […]

Utkal University VC stages hunger strike for peace on campus

Bhubaneswar: Protesting students’ unrest and repeated violence on campus, vice chancellor of Utkal University Soumendra Mohan Patnaik along with his other colleagues today staged a sit-in in front of his office. The strike, which he called ‘Introspective Silent Fasting’ began in the morning today and will continue till 8pm. Patnaik appealed to the students to […]

Senior professors write to VC against appointment of dean

New Delhi: Four senior professors of JNU’s School of Social Sciences, who were superseded in the recent appointment of the dean, have written to the Vice Chancellor (VC) urging him to revoke the decision, which they termed as “arbitrary”. After CP Chandrasekhar’s term ended on September 30, the Vice Chancellor appointed Prof Pradipta K Chaudhary […]

SM Patnaik appointed Vice-Chancellor of Utkal University

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor and Chancellor of Universities SC Jamir appointed Soumendra Mohan Patnaik as the Vice-Chancellor of the Utkal University today. Patnaik will hold the office for a period of three years with effect from the date he assumes office as such or until further orders, a notification issued by the Raj Bhavan said. At […]

Berhampur University
Berhampur University to reintroduce entrance for PG admission

Berhampur: Berhampur University will reintroduce entrance test for the selection of aspirants as part of its admission process for the academic year 2017. Further, the university has directed the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to conduct the admission process online to maintain transparency. The decisions were approved by the vice-chancellor of the university on Monday, a […]

Utkal University Plus-III exam results declared

Bhubaneswar: The results of the Plus-III final year examination conducted by the Utkal University were announced today. The examination result of total 271 colleges under the university was published on the official website of the varsity. Moreover, Vice-Chancellor Ashok Kumar Das officially released the result booklet. The total pass percentage of Science, Arts and Commerce […]

No security for Berhampur Varsity students

By Devbrat Patnaik Berhampur: While the Berhampur University continues to remain tense due to intermittent students’ unrest and violence, lack of prompt action by the police has cast serious doubts on the safety of the students within the campus and the efficiency of the varsity administration. It is alleged that while the varsity authorities have […]

Row over political interference in Ravenshaw varsity continues

Cuttack:  Politics over resignation of Ravenshaw University vice-chancellor Prakash Sarangi over alleged undue ‘political interference’ has failed to die down with BJP challenging the vice-chancellor to openly name the political party and leaders interfering in the affairs of the varsity. “The vice-chancellor is doing a drama. He (Sarangi) should openly tell the names of political […]

VC resumes charge, vowes to defy political interference

Cuttack: Professor PC Sarangi, vice-chancellor of Ravenshaw University resumed office on Tuesday after the Odisha Governor and Chancellor of the University Dr S C Jamir refused to accept his resignation. Sarangi after joining office said that any form of indiscipline by the students inside the campus would be dealt with strictly. He also vowed that […]

Ravenshaw University VC - Prakash Sarangi
Ravenshaw VC’s resignation turned down

Bhubaneswar: The Governor of Odisha, SC Jamir who is also the Chancellor of the Ravenshaw University on Monday refused to accept the resignation of the varsity’s vice chancellor, Prakash Sarangi over student unrest and excessive political interference in the institution’s matters. Earlier today, Sarangi had tendered his resignation to the governor following further student unrest. […]

Ravenshaw VC Prof Prakash Chandra Sarangi
Ravenshaw VC resigns over student unrest

Cuttack: Perturbed over the growing political interference in the affairs of Ravenshaw University, vice chancellor Prakash Sarangi resigned today sparking a fresh row at the premier educational institution of the State Sarangi tendered his letter of resignation to Governor and chancellor SC Jamir citing that he failed to manage the varsity properly during his two […]

Ravenshaw University
Ravenshaw University suspends 6 students over hostels clash

Cuttack: The Ravenshaw University authorities suspended 6 students while warning 10 others over a clash between students of two hostels of the varsity which took place on November 21, 2016. According to sources, out of the six suspended students, 3 have been handed suspension for 4 semesters and other 3 for 2 semesters. Notably, on […]

SUM Hospital tragedy: NHRC seeks report from Odisha govt in six weeks

New Delhi: Taking suo motu cognizance of the media report on the death of 21 patients who died in a major fire in SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar in the evening on October 17, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued notice to the Odisha government asking it to submit a report in this matter […]

Sum Hospital authorities declare Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia each to kin of deceased

Bhubaneswar: Authorities of the SUM Hospital here, where a major fire broke out on Monday evening claiming 20 lives, today began a damage control exercise with the announcement of Rs 5 lakh compensation each to family of deceased and suspension of four staff including the Fire Officer and Manager for dereliction of duties. Talking to […]

New VC appointed for Utkal University of Culture

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor S C Jamir today appointed Prof Kamal Kanta Mishra as the next Vice-Chancellor of Utkal University of Culture. Prof Mishra was selected from among three candidates for the prestigious post through personal interview, a release from the Raj Bhavan here said. He is presently working as Professor of Anthropology and Dean, School […]

Radhamadhab Dash appointed as new VC of Sanskrit Varsity

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor and Chancellor OF Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya, Puri, S C Jamir today appointed Radhamadhab Dash as its new vice-chancellor. Dash will succeed Gangadhar Panda whose tenure ends on August 11. He was selected from among three candidates, an official release said. Dash, pressently serving as Professor in post graduate department of Sanskrit […]

Governor appoints OSDs as VCs of three varsities

The Odisha governor on Wednesday appointed three officers-on-special duty (OSDs) as vice chancellors (VCs) of three universities

Surendranath Pasupalaka new OUAT VC

Surendranath Pasupalaka was on Monday appointed new Vice Chancellor of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT). A notification regarding this was issued after Governor SC Jamir approved the appointment