VIVEK TANKHA, the high profile former Advocate General of the State and now a practicing Supreme Court advocate, has been nominated by Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya (DAVV) Executive Committee (EC) on the Vice Chancellor Search Committee after a meeting on the RNT Marg premises on Saturday.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, acting V-C Dr Rajkamal revealed that the name of Tankha was floated by EC member Dr Bhavsar and supported by several others and was approved by the panel, though he declined to say whether the decision was unanimous.
He denied reports of the transfer of Barkatullah University Registrar to DAVV and sending the former Registrar of the University, who is holding no post at present after being removed as a result of his tiff with the former V-C and his refusal to join service in Bhopal, as Officer on Special Duty (OSD). The name of the Registrar from Barkatullah University is, however, doing the rounds on DAVV campus and university observers maintain that a decision on the same may be taken soon.
Dr Rajkamal has also refused to let go of his Deputy Registrar (Examination) Dr R S Baghel. He confirmed that a fax sent by the Higher Education Ministry had been received at his office on Friday demanding that Baghel be relieved. Rajkamal said that the fax cited reasons for the transfer on which the University has already written to the Ministry and he would himself take up the matter with the Minister in a meeting scheduled for December 12 in Bhopal. Several issues concerning the university will be discussed in the meeting, including appointments on daily-wager’ posts.
The University has received a project grant of Rs 12,60,000 from AICTE and Rs 14,91,000 from DRDO. Similarly, administrative approval has been received for Rs 20 crore grant from University Grants Commission (UGC).
The University has given approval for installing a radio frequency electronic magnetic surveillance system at a cost of Rs 16.30 lakh in the central library. Rs 24 lakh have been approved for purchase of 60 computers for the administrative
office. Rs 10 lakh have been sanctioned for re-utilising the mobile eye surgery van.
The EC has issued instructions to fill the vacant post of Director College Development Committee (DCDC) after former incumbent Dr P N Mishra was removed from the post recently. Nine contractual appointments were made, including three in School of Journalism and five in Law. Dr R C Sharma, working as Reader in School of Future Studies, has been upgraded to the post of Professor as per the career advancement scheme.
It has also been decided on the initiative of the V-C to hold special classes for all students pursuing computer-related courses in the university at the auditorium from January 8, 2007. Classes will be held on computer-related syllabus including C, C++, JAVA and Computer Architecture.
The EC has also specified that affiliation would not be given to the errant B Ed colleges that do not have National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) and No Objection certificate (NoC) from Higher Education Department. Maharshi College, Central India Institute and Vivekanand College who have not fulfilled these stipulations and giving admission have been debarred from affiliation.