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LU to take over College of Arts and Craft

THE LUCKNOW University (LU) administration has decided to take direct control of the College of Arts and Craft as soon as the term of the present principal/dean expires.

india Updated: Aug 06, 2006 01:46 IST

THE LUCKNOW University (LU) administration has decided to take direct control of the College of Arts and Craft as soon as the term of the present principal/dean expires.

The varsity constituted a committee on Saturday to undertake the administrative, development, renovation work and of course the control of Fine Arts faculty. A committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Pro V-C RS Yadav to overtake the reigns of that college. Other member of the committee are AK Sengupta, M Muzammil, LUTA chief DP Tewari, Nishi Pandey, proctor AN Singh, superintendent of work Dinesh Kumar and NK Pandey.

Meanwhile, the V-C has shot off a missive that no piece of art, furniture or any other property should be taken out of college premises and an inventory of property of the college be prepared. The college faculty has been forbidden to undertake any private work without proper permission from the varsity. The LU also said that 40 per cent of the earnings through practice/consultancy would be deposited in the university’s general fund as per the rules.

Lucknow University V-C RP Singh has asked the registrar to pass necessary orders in this regard for all concerned. Sources said that a copy of his missive had already been sent to the principal and the faculty of Arts College. When contacted, a couple of members of the committee told this correspondent that there was no ill motive in the move. Since there was no professor left at the college, the LU had decided to take over the reigns of that college under its possession.

However, the LU’s move has not been well received by the teachers of the college. According to them LU had infringed on their autonomy.