Reported by Malay Ray
Rourkela, Mar 16:
Shyam Sundar Pattnaik, the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Biju Pattnaik University of Technology, (BPUT), Odisha on Monday promised to clear the backlog in respect of result publication within the next three months.
Intercating with the media after taking charge as VC, Pattnaik regretted the fact that the BPUT had earned a bad name for not being able to publish results and issue certificates to the pass out students in time. He, however, promised a bright future for BPUT and improvement in all aspects, including in M Tech and PhD. courses.
“I have taken charge here today and I have gone through the situation of BPUT. There are a couple of things which worry me and these things needs to be addressed immediately,” Pattnaik said.
“Failure in timely publication of results and non issuance of the certificate in time to the pass out students are the major concern. I have already taken up these two issues on priority with a deadline to clear the backlog within the next three months,” Pattnaik added.
“Lack of quality faculty has been another area of concern, which also needs to be addressed, if we really want to make this a world class university. For that, I have a plan to use resource persons, mainly retired professors and their teachings would be made available in public domain through Youtube,” the vice chancellor said said.
“We will reach out to the students through digital media and each student will have the opportunity to contact him through a programme ‘Talk to your VC’. which would be launched soon,” Pattnaik added.
“Besides, we will direct all constituent colleges to appoint one nodal officer to handle all student grievances directly with us, so that the students need not have to run to us with their complaints,” Pattnaik further added.
“Some of the constituent colleges of university will also be identified by us and provided all necessary support and be converted as the ambassador institute of the university,” Pattnaik said. “I am sure once the standard of these institutes matches the international standards, they can bring glory for them as well as for the university,” Pattnaik said.