Executive council of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore, on Thursday cleared ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh to Tekchand Kohli's family. Also, a decision on executive council nominee for vice-chancellor selection committee was forwarded for the next council meeting.
In a brief about the latest developments and decisions taken at the meeting, university media in-charge Chandan Gupta said the executive council members expressed their condolences over Kohli's untimely death and cleared financial aid of Rs 1 lakh to his kin.
Additionally, the Dean Student Welfare has released Rs 30,500 towards his medical expenses, as he was admitted at the private hospital after he collapsed and remained on ventilator for more than 12 hours.
A 19-year-old second semester student of the Bachelor of Physical Education, Kohli had died on August 25 while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Indore after he collapsed during cross-country trials a day before.
During the meeting, it was also informed that the varsity would work towards making Wipro refund Rs 24,17,320 that DAVV paid for the much-anticipated automation project, which the software company has failed to complete even in the last nine years.
Earlier, in September 2006, with the aim to become a paperless university within just six months, the DAVV had awarded the project to the software company. Wipro was supposed to complete the project in three phases, including preparing, testing and installing modules and training varsity employees, but nine years on and the project is yet to be completed.
In 2012, after Prof Dhirendra Pal Singh took charge as vice-chancellor of the university, he came to know about payment of Rs 24 lakh to the company and the status of project.
Following this, the university asked the company to refund the amount with interest and blacklisted it for the future. The company, however, did not refund and moved court against the DAVV's decision. A decision in this regard is still pending.
OTHER ISSUES DISCUSSED
Funds for convocation ceremony: EC members cleared fund of Rs 8 lakh for upcoming convocation ceremony scheduled to be held on September 28
Appointment of principals: Permission was granted for appointment of principals at four colleges affiliated to the university
Appointment of contractual faculties: The appointment of faculties on contract basis at various departments has been approved