Wednesday, December 30, 2009

IDCO to complete construction of the new campus of Culture University in time.

BHUBANESWAR: Higher Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra has directed the Orissa Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) to complete construction of the new campus of Culture University in time.

The new campus, being constructed by IDCO on 50 acres of land at Madanpur on the city outskirts at an expenditure of Rs 23 crore is slated to be completed by January, 2011.

Out of the total fund, Rs 18 crore is meant for construction of campus while Rs 5 crore will be utilised for hostels.

The Higher Education Minister today discussed the issue with Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadei. Established under the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act in 1999-2000, the university started with 65 students in the first year. Besides, 37 institutions are affiliated to it in which 2,964 students are studying in various subjects.

Drawing attention of the Finance Minister to different problems, Mishra said that ad hoc posts in different departments of the university should be regularised soon. Besides, he said the post of registrar which has been vacant for long should be filled up. He demanded that posts of controller of examinations and finance should be created for the university soon.

It was decided that a proposal will be sent to the Finance Department for regularisation of services of 26 employees working in the university since February 28, 2004.

It was also decided that linguistic and other departments in the university will be streamlined to improve the quality of teaching.

The two discussed increasing allowance given to different artistes and grants sanctioned by the university to different cultural organisations.

Agriculture Production Commissioner RN Senapati, Principal Secretary in the Finance Department Jugal Kishore Mohapatra, Secretary in the Tourism and Culture Department Mona Sharma, Director in the Culture Department RN Kar and registrar in-charge Haraprasad Parichha Patnaik attended.
Source: The New Indian Express