The University of Mumbai is planning its next course of action after the senate refused to clear some key items on the agenda.
These includes the varsity’s perspective plan for 2010 for the establishment of new colleges, the income and expenditure statement for 2006-07 and the audit report for the same year. The decision to defer these items to the next meeting came after senate member Deepak Mukkadam pointed out some discrepancies in the audit report.
“Unless the audit report is rectified, the perspective plan for new colleges will not be cleared,” said Mukkadam.
With the Election Commission enforcing the code of conduct later this month, university officials are toying with the possibility of convening an ‘extraordinary’ meeting, with the permission of Chancellor S.C. Jamir. The last date for managements and colleges to submit their perspective plan is October 31.
“We will put forth the issue before the Chancellor and try to seek his approval for another meeting before the code of conduct,” said a senior university official requesting anonymity. “Had the meeting not gone in to the wee hours of Friday morning, the senate would have cleared all the agenda items.”