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Govt aid to end CSA fund crunch

THE CHANDRASHEKHAR Azad Agriculture Technology University (CSA) is likely to come out of the red. The State Government has assured the university of additional fiscal help to meet its expenses.
None | By HT Correspondent, Kanpur
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2006 12:05 AM IST

THE CHANDRASHEKHAR Azad Agriculture Technology University (CSA) is likely to come out of the red. The State Government has assured the university of additional fiscal help to meet its expenses.

The State Government has already released a sum of Rs 1 crore to clear pending payments of daily-wage workers at the university. The fund crunch of the varsity was so severe that it had affected research work.

Vice-chancellor MM Agarwal told HT that the government proposed to allocate more funds to the university for clearing arrears of employees. It is expected that the dues would be cleared by the end of September.

On the row over appointment of Deans, he said since Dr AN Tiwari was a senior professor in the Department of Economics he was given the additional charge of Dean, College of Agriculture. Similarly, Dr BR Gupta, Head of the Soil Department, was given additional charge of Dean, Home Science, following the retirement of Dr KD Upadhayay.

He further said a foolproof strategy to check the menace of ragging was finalised at a meeting held under him on Friday.

Dr Agarwal told students would start coming to the university from August 1 and regular classes would start from the first week of next month.

He said though the academic session was delayed by 20 days due to counseling, it would be made up once the session started. Dr Agarwal said all wardens attended the meeting and suggested measures to contain the menace.

According to them, teachers and senior students would escort freshers on the way to the mess and classrooms.

He said several committees had been set up to ensure a healthy environment on the campus.

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