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Assam University, Silchar, Assam
Assam University, Silchar, Assam
Address:Dargakona, about 20 kms from Silchar, South Assam
Silchar (District Cachar)
Assam, IndiaPin Code : 788011
Assam University, Silchar Assam is a University recognised by UGC. Status: Central University.
Assam University, Silchar Assam is situated in Silchar of Assam state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Assam University, Silchar Assam is +91-03842-270802, +91-03842-270849.
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Website of Assam University, Silchar Assam is http://assamuniversity.nic.in/.
Chancellor : Prof MS Swaminathan, Tel: 03842 270801, 270273(O) 270202(R), Fax: 270806/270802.
Vice Chancellor : Prof T Bhattacharjee, Pro Vice Chancellor: Prof GD Sharma, Tel: 03842 270806/270368(O) 270219(R), Fax: 270806 270802.
Contact Details of Assam University, Silchar Assam are : 03842-270377, 270368
Vice Chancellor Telephone:
+91-3842-270801 Registrar : Telephone:
+91-3842-270806 Finance Officer : Telephone:+91-3842-270804
Department of Law
CoursesAssam University, Silchar Assam runs course(s) in Commerce, Science, Arts, Visual Arts, Education, Mass Communication, Marketing Management, Information Technology, Arabic Language stream(s).
1. 2 years P.G courses (at Silchar HQ) a) MA: Arabic, Bengali, English, Hindi, Manipuri, Linguistics, Sanskrit, Economics, History, Political science, Sociology, Philosophy, Education and French. b) M Sc: (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Life Science, Bio-Technology, Ecology & Environmental science) c) MMC: (Mass Communication) d) M Com: (Commerce) 2. 2 year P.G courses (at Diphu campus) a) MA: (Political science, History, English) b) M Sc: (Life Science, Physics) c) M Com: (Commerce) 3. 5 years integrated courses a) M Sc: (Computer Science) b) MSW: (Social work) c) BA LLB honours: (Law) 4. 4 year UG+ 2 year PG course BVA+ MVA (Visual Arts) 5. 1 year M Ed course 6. a) 1 year advance Diploma/ Diploma/ Certificate Courses in French. b) 1 year PG diploma in Information Technology . 7. Additional courses: A) 1 year PG Diploma in (a) Bio-informatics (b) Marketing Management (c) Tea Management (d) Journalism B) Certificate Courses in (a) Functional Sanskrit, (b) Arabic Language.
Profile of Assam UniversityAssam University came into existence through Assam (Central) University Act, 1989 (Act. No. XIII). It was established in 1994,since then the University is steadily becoming an excellent centre of learning.
The campus, situated in Dargakona, about 20 kms from Silchar, is set amid sprawling hillocks, a typical landscape in the North East. The campus in an area of 600 acres surrounded by lakes and mountains provides an ideal environment for academic pursuit.
Drawing its 120 plus faculty from many disciplines, from all over the country, the university sustains a multidisciplinary approach to higher education.
The University has eight Schools on major disciplines. They are Social Sciences, Humanities, Languages, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Information Sciences, and Management Studies. There are 24 Departments under these eight Schools.
The University is situated in South Assam, bordering Bangladesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Maghalaya, and Nagaland. The Barak river flows across this region known as Barak valley.
The valley has a rich tradition of art, literature, culture and education. It has contributed a large number of eminent personalities to the nation in the fields of science, education, arts and many others. This historical heritage has given the place a strong foundation for the development of a Centre of Excellence in higher education.
The five districts under the jurisdiction of Assam University have as many as 53 Colleges, which speak of the depth of the intellectual and educational interests in the region.
The University has gradually started attracting students from the neighboring states. The University is set to become a full-fledged residential University in near future creating a better environment for learning and research activities.
Assam University is a teaching-cum-affiliating University. The objectives of the University are :
to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit and by examples of its corporate life to make provisions for integrated courses in humanities, natural and physical sciences and social sciences in the educational programmes of the University;
to take appropriate measure for promoting inter-disciplinary studies and research in the University;
to educate and train manpower for development of the state of Assam; and
to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of that state, their intellectual, academic and cultural development.
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Who s WhoORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
Visitor : H.E. Mrs. Pratibha Patil, President of India
Chief Rector : Lt. General (Retd.) A. Singh, Governor of Assam
Chancellor: Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, Eminent Scientist and Chairman, NCAFNSI
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. T. Bhattacharjee
Pro Vice-Chancellor(Silchar Campus): Prof. G. D. Sharma
Pro Vice-Chancellor(Diphu Campus) : Prof. B. Mate
FacilitiesComputer Centre .
Hostel : Hostel facilities for the students or research scholars are available from this year. Accommodations in one Gents Hostel and one Ladies Hostel are being provided to the deserving students.
Transport : Three buses for the students ply between Silchar and the campus (about 20 KM. from the town) daily for bringing the students from Silchar town and dropping them back. Besides this, three buses along with a chartered bus for staff also ply between Silchar and the campus.
Major Scientific Equipments : With the one time assistance from the UGC and the funds available from other agencies like DST, DAE and CSIR the various Science Departments have procured the following sate-of-the-art instruments :
Assam University Central library located inside the campus is available for students besides some small departmental libraries. Presently the Library has a holding of 52,557 books. The Library subscribes to 13 foreign and 186 Indian journals, 16 news papers, and 12 popular magazines.
Assam University Library is one of the libraries selected by U.G.C. for automation and networking under INFLIBNET Programme in the year 1998-1999. The Library automation is under progress and a database of 25000 books have already been created using SOUL software provided by INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad.
The Library now operates from a semi-permanent building and the new building of the library is under construction.
PublicationsSilchar : Problems of urban development of a growing city:P.R.Bhattacherjee, P.Nayak and K.Sengupta Rs. 70.00
Recent researches in science and technology (Vol. I) Editors : G.D.Sharma and B.K.Dutta Rs.300.00
Science in society: proceedings of regional symposium Editors : D.K.Bhattacherjee and R.Bhattacharjee Rs.150.00
Netaji : a centenary tribute Rs.50.00
Status of land slides in north east India and natural disaster management Editor : G.D.Sharma Rs.250.00
Proceedings of the national conference on recent developments in mathematics and applications Editor : Tanmoy Som Individual Rs.225.00 Institutional Rs.350.00
Journal of Assam University Dept. of Mass Communication Rs.50.00
Our environment Abhik Gupta,Mitra Dey and P.R.Bhattacharjee Rs.60.00
Changes in Karbi anglong politics during 1985-2000 Research Coordinator : Dr.Tanmoy Bhattacharjee
Proceedings : Sanskrit year celebration Abstract vol. National Seminar 2000 Dept. of Sanskrit
Environment India 2000 : National seminar on environmental issues and priorities : Challenges of
The millanium Editor : B.K.Dutta and A.Gupta
Proceedings : The national seminar on the relevance of Sanskrit studies in twenty first century Dept. of Sanskrit
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATIONPARTICULARS OF THE ORGANISATION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
The 'Assam University' came into existence on 21st January 1994 as per the Assam University Act, 1989 (Act XIII of 1989) as passed by both the Houses of Parliament (Rajya Sabha on 11th May 1989 and Lok Sabha on 15th May 1989) and assented to by the President of India on 23rd May 1989. It was enforced by the Government of India by a notification on 15th January 1994. The headquarters of the University is at Silchar. The Permanent Campus of the University is located at Dargakona, 25 kms south of Silchar Town.
The objects of the University shall be to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit and by the example of its corporate life to make provisions for integrated courses in Humanities, Natural and Physical Sciences and Social Sciences in the educational programmes of the University; to take appropriate measures for promoting inter-disciplinary studies and research in the University; to educate and train manpower for development of the State of Assam; and to pay special attention of the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of that state, their intellectual, academic and cultural development.
POWERS OF THE UNIVERSITY
The University shall have the following powers namely;
(i) to provide for instruction in such branches of learning as the University may from time to time determine and to make provision for research and for the advancement and dissemination for knowledge;
(ii) to grant, subject to such conditions as the University may determine, diplomas or certificates to and confer degrees or other academic distinctions on the basis of examinations, evaluation or any other method of testing, on persons, and to withdraw any such diplomas, certificates, degrees or other academic distinctions for good and sufficient cause :
(iii) to organise and to undertaken extra-mural studies, training and extension services;
(iv) to confer honorary degrees or other distinctions in the manner prescribed by the Statutes;
(v) to provide facilities through the distance education system to such persons as it may determine;
(vi) to institute Principalships, Profesorships, Readerships, Lecturships and other teaching and academic positions, required by the University and to appoint persons to such Principalships, Professorships, Readerships, Lectureships or other teaching or academic positions;
(vii) to recognise an institution of higher learning for such purposes as the University may determine and to withdraw such recognition;
(viii) to recognise persons for imparting instructions in any college or institution admitted to the privileges of the University;
(ix) to appoint persons working in any other University or organisation as teachers of the University for a specified period;
(x) to create administrative, ministerial and other posts and to make appointments thereto;
(xi) to co-operate or collaborate or associate with any other University or authority or institution of higher learning in such manner and for such purposes as the University may determine;
(xii) to establish such campuses, special centres, specialised laboratories or other units for research and instruction as are, in opinion of the University, necessary for the furtherance of its objects;
(xiii) to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes;
(xiv) to establish and maintain Colleges, Institutions and Halls;
(xv) to make provision for research and advisory services for that purpose to enter into such arrangements with other institutions, industrial or other organisations, as the University may deem necessary;
(xvi) to organise and conduct refresher courses, workshops, seminars and other programmes for teachers, evaluators and other academic staff;
(xvii) to admit to its privileges colleges and institutions not maintained by the University; to withdraw all or any of those privileges in accordance with such conditions as may be prescribed by the Statutes; to recognise, guide, supervise and control halls not maintained by the University and other accommodation for students, and to withdraw any such recognition;
(xviii) to appoint on contract or otherwise visiting Professors, Emeritus Professors, consultant scholars and such other persons who may contribute to the advancement of the objects of the University;
(xix) to confer autonomous status on a College or an Institution or a Department as the case may be, in accordance with the Statutes;
(xx) to determine standards of admission to the University, which may include examination, evaluation or any other method of testing;
(xxi) to demand and receive payment of fees and other charges;
(xxii) to supervise the residence of the students of the University and to make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare;
(xxiii)to lay down conditions of service of all categories of employees, including their code of conduct;
(xxiv) to regulate and enforce discipline among the students and the employees and to take such disciplinary measures in this regard as may be deemed by the University to be necessary;
(xxv) to make arrangements for promoting the health and general welfare of the employees;
(xxvi) to receive benefactions, donations and gifts and to acquire, hold, manage and dispose of nay property, movable or immovable, including trust and endowment properties for the purposes of the University;
(xxvii) to borrow, with the approval of the Central Government, on the security of the property of the University, money for the purposes of the University;
(xxviii) to do all such other acts and things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of its objects;
The jurisdiction of the University shall extend to the Cachar, Karimganj, North Cachar Hills, Karbi Anglong and Hailakandi Districts of the State of Assam.
UNIVERSITY OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, CASTES AND CREED
The University shall be open to persons of either sex and of whatever caste, creed, race, or class, and it shall not be lawful for the University to adopt or impose on any person, any test whatsoever of religious belief or profession in order to entitle him to be appointed as a teacher of the University or to hold any other office therein or be admitted as a student in the University or to graduate thereat or to enjoy or exercise any privilege thereof.
Provided that nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent the University from making special provisions, for the employment or admission of women, physically handicapped or of persons belonging to the weaker sections of the society and in particular, of the scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes.
THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
The Chancellor shall be appointed by the Visitor in such manner as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
The Chancellor shall, by virtue of his office be the Head of the University.
The Chancellor shall, if present, preside at the convocations of the University held for conferring degrees.
The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Visitor in such manner as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
The Vice-Chancellor shall be the principal executive and academic officer of the University, and shall exercise general supervision and control over the affairs of the University and give effect to the decisions of all the authorities of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor may, if he is of the opinion that immediate action is necessary on any matter, exercise any power conferred on any authority of the University by or under this Act and shall report to such authority the action taken by him on such matter;
Provided that if the authority concerned is of opinion that such action ought not to have been taken, it may refer the matter to the Visitor whose decision thereon shall be final;
Provided further that any person in the service of the University who is aggrieved by the action taken by the Vice-Chancellor under this subsection shall have the right in appeal against such action to the Executive Council within three months from the date on which decision on such action is communicated to him and thereupon the Executive Council may confirm, modify or reverse the action taken by the Vice-Chancellor.
The Vice-Chancellor, if he is of the opinion that any decision of any authority of the University is beyond the powers of the authority conferred by the provisions of this Act, the Statutes or the Ordinances or that any decision taken is not in the interest of the University, may ask the authority concerned to review its decision within sixty days of such decision and if the authority refuses to review the decision either in whole or in part or no decision is taken by it within the said period of sixty days, the matter shall be referred to the Visitor whose decision thereon shall be final.
The Vice-Chancellor shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Statutes or the Ordinances.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed in such manner and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties, as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
Deans of Schools
Every Dean of a School shall be appointed in such manner and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties, as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
The Registrar shall be appointed in such manner, as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
The Registrar shall have the power to enter into agreement, sign documents and authenticate records on behalf of the University and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
The Finance Officer
The Finance Officer shall be appointed in such manner and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
The manner of appointment and powers and duties of other officers of the University shall be prescribed by the Statutes.
THE STATUTES OF THE UNIVERSITY
(1) The Chancellor shall be appointed by the Visitor from a panel of not less than three persons recommended by the Executive Council from amongst persons of eminence in the academic or public life of the country :
Provided that if the Visitor does not approve of any of the persons so recommended, he may call for fresh recommendations from the Executive Council.
(2) The Chancellor shall hold office for a term of five years and shall not be eligible for reappointment :
Provided that notwithstanding the expiry of his term of office the Chancellor shall continue to hold office until his successor enters upon his office.
(1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Visitor from a panel of not less than three persons who shall be recommended by a Committee as constituted under Clause (2) :
Provided that if the Visitor does not approve of any of the persons included in the panel he may call for a fresh panel.
(2) The Committee referred to in clause (1), shall consist of three persons, none of whom shall be an employee of the University or a member of the Court, the Executive Council or the Academic Council or connected with an institution recognised by or associated with the University and out of the three persons two shall be nominated by the Executive Council and one by the Visitor and the nominee of the Visitor shall be the convenor of the Committee.
(3) The Vice-Chancellor shall be a whole-time salaried officer of the University.
(4) The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office or until he attains the age of sixty-five years, whichever is earlier, and he shall not be eligible for reappointment :
Provided that notwithstanding the expiry of the said period of five years, he shall continue in office until his successor is appointed and enters upon his office :
Provided further that the Visitor may direct any Vice-Chancellor after his term has expired to continue in office for such period, not exceeding a total period of one year, as may be specified by him.
(5) The emoluments and other conditions of service of the Vice-Chancellor shall be as follows :
(i) The Vice-Chancellor shall be paid a monthly salary and allowances other than the house rent allowance at the rates fixed by the Central Government from time to time and he shall be entitled without payment of rent, to use a furnished residence throughout his term of office and no charge shall fall on the Vice-Chancellor in respect of maintenance of such residence.
(ii) The Vice-Chancellor shall be entitled to such terminal benefits and allowances as may be fixed by the Executive Council with the approval of the Visitor from time to time :
Provided that where an employee of the University or a College or an Institution maintained by or affiliated to it or of any other University or any Institution maintained by or affiliated to such other University is appointed as the Vice-Chancellor, he may be allowed to continue to contribute to any provident fund of which he is a member and the University shall contribute to the account of such person in that provident fund at the same rate at which the person had been contributing immediately before his appointment as the Vice-Chancellor:
Provided further that where such employee had been a member of any pension scheme, the University shall make the necessary contribution to such scheme.
(iii) The Vice-Chancellor shall be entitled to travelling allowance at such rate as may be fixed by the Executive Council.
(iv) The Vice-Chancellor shall be entitled to leave on full pay at the rate of thirty days in a calendar year and the leave shall e credited to his account in advance in two half-yearly instalments of fifteen days each on the 1st day of January and July every year.
Provided that if the Vice-Chancellor assumes and relinquishes charge of the office of the Vice-Chancellor during the currency of a half year, the leave shall be credited proportionately at the rate of two-and-a-half days for each completed months of service.
(v) In addition to the leave referred to in sub-clause (iv), the Vice-Chancellor shall also be entitled to half pay leave at the rate of twenty days for each completed year of service. This half pay leave may also be availed of as commuted leave on full pay on medical certificate. When commuted leave is availed, twice the amount of half pay leave shall be debited against half pay leave due.
(6) If the office of the Vice-Chancellor becomes vacant due to death, resignation or otherwise, or if he is unable to perform his duties due to ill health or any other cause, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall perform the duties of the Vice-Chancellor :
Provided that if the Pro-Vice-Chancellor is not available the senior most Professor shall perform the duties of the Vice-Chancellor until a new Vice-Chancellor assumes office or the Vice-Chancellor attends to the duties of his office, as the case may be.
Powers and duties of the Vice-Chancellor
(1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be ex-officio Chairman of the Executive Council, the Academic Council, the Planning Board and the Finance Committee and shall in the absence of the Chancellor preside at the convocations held for conferring degrees.
(2) The Vice-Chancellor shall be entitled to be present at and address, any meeting of any authority or other body of the University, but shall not be entitled to vote thereat unless he is a member of such authority or body.
(3) It shall be the duty of the Vice-Chancellor to see that this Act, the Statutes, the Ordinances and the Regulations are duly observed and he shall have all the powers necessary to ensure such observance.
(4) The Vice-Chancellor shall exercise control over the affairs of the University and shall give effect to the decisions of the authorities of the University.
(5) The Vice-Chancellor shall have all the powers necessary for the proper maintenance of discipline in the University and he may delegate any such powers to such person or persons as he may deem fit.
(6) The Vice-Chancellor shall have the power to convene or cause to be convened the meeting of the Executive Council, the Academic Council, the Planning Board and the Finance Committee.
(1) Every Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor :
Provided that where the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor is not accepted by the Executive Council, the matter shall be referred to the Visitor who may either appoint the person recommended by the Vice-Chancellor or ask the Vice-Chancellor to recommend another person to the Executive Council :
Provided further that the Executive Council may on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor appoint a Professor to discharge the duties of a Pro-Vice-Chancellor in addition to his own duties as a professor.
(2) The term of office of a Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be such as may be decided by the Executive Council but it shall not in any case exceed five years or until the expiration of the term of office of the Vice-Chancellor, whichever is earlier :
Provided that a Pro-Vice-Chancellor whose term of office has expired shall be eligible for reappointment :
Provided further that, in any case, a Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall retire on attaining the age of sixty-five years;
Provided also that the Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall, while discharging the duties of the Vice-Chancellor under clause (6) of Statute (2), continue in office notwithstanding the expiration of his term of office as Pro-Vice-Chancellor until a new Vice-Chancellor or the Vice-Chancellor, as the case may be, assumes office.
Provided also that when the office of the Vice-Chancellor becomes vacant and there is no Pro-Vice-Chancellor to perform the functions of the Vice-Chancellor, the Executive Council may appoint a Pro-Vice-Chancellor and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor so appointed shall cease to hold office as such as soon as a Vice-Chancellor is appointed and enters upon his office.
(3) The emoluments and other terms and conditions of service of a Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be such as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.
(4) A Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall assist the Vice-Chancellor in respect of such matters as may be specified by the Vice-Chancellor in this behalf from time to time, and shall also exercise such power and perform such duties as may be assigned or delegated to him by the Vice-Chancellor.
(1) The Registrar shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of a Selection Committee constituted for the purpose and shall be a whole-time salaried officer of the University.
(2) He shall be appointed for a term of five years and shall be eligible for reappointed.
(3) The emoluments and other terms and conditions of service of the Registrar shall be such as may be prescribed by the Ordinances :
Provided that the Registrar shall retire on attaining the age of sixty years :
Provided further that a Registrar shall notwithstanding his attaining the age of sixty years, continue in office until his successor is appointed and enters upon his office or until the expiry of a period of one year, whichever is earlier.
(4) When the office of the Registrar is vacant or when the Registrar is by reason of illness, absence, or any other cause, unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such person as the Vice-Chancellor may appoint for the purpose.
(5) (a) The Registrar shall have power to take disciplinary action against such of the employees, excluding teachers and academic staff, as may be specified in the order of the Executive Council and to suspend them pending inquiry, to administer warnings to them or to impose on them the penalty of censure or the withholding of increment :
Provided that no such penalty shall be imposed unless the person concerned has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken in regard to him.
(b) An appeal shall lie to the Vice-Chancellor against any order of the Registrar imposing any of the penalties specified in sub-clause (a).
(c) In a case where the inquiry discloses that a punishment beyond the power of the Registrar is called for, the Registrar shall upon conclusion of the inquiry, make a report to the Vice-Chancellor along with his recommendations :
Provided that an appeal shall lie to the Executive Council against an order of the Vice-Chancellor imposing any penalty.
(6) The Registrar shall be ex-officio Secretary of the Executive Council, the Academic Council and the Planning Board but shall not be deemed to be a member of any of these authorities and he shall be ex-officio Member-Secretary of the Court.
(7) It shall be the duty of the Registrar -
a) to be the custodian of the records, the common seal and such other property of the University as the Executive Council shall commit to his charges;
b) to issue all notices convening meetings of the Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council, the Planning Board and of any Committees appointed by those authorities;
c) to keep the minutes of all the meetings of the Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council, the Planning Board and of any Committees appointed by those authorities;
d) to conduct the official correspondence of the Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council and the Planning Board;
e) to arrange for and superintent the examinations of the University in accordance with the manner prescribed by the Ordinances;
f) to supply to the Visitor, copies of the agenda of the meetings of the authorities of the Universities as soon as they are issued; and the minutes of the such meetings;
g) to represent the University in suits or proceedings by or against the University, sign powers-or-attorney and verify pleadings or depute his representative for the purpose; and
h) to perform such other duties as may be specified in the Statutes, the Ordinances or the Regulations or as may be required, from time to time, by the Executive Council or the Vice-Chancellor.
(1) The Finance Officer shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendations of a Selection Committee constituted for the purpose and he shall be a whole-time salaried officer of the University.
(2) He shall be appointed for a term of five years and shall be eligible for reappointment.
(3) The emoluments and other terms and conditions of service of the Finance Officer shall be such as may be prescribed by the Ordinances :
Provided that a Finance Officer shall retire on attaining the age of sixty years;
Provided further that the Finance Officer shall notwithstanding his attaining the age of sixty years continue in office until his successor is appointed and enters upon his office or until the expiry of a period of one year, whichever is earlier.
(4) When the office of the Finance Officer is vacant or when the Finance Officer is by reason of illness, absence, or any other cause, unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such person as the Vice-Chancellor may appoint for the purpose.
(5) The Finance Officer shall be ex-officio Secretary of the Finance Committee, but shall not be deemed to be a Member of such Committee.
(6) The Finance Officer shall -
(a) exercise general supervision over the funds of the University and shall advise it as regards its financial policy; and,
(b) perform such other financial functions as may be signed to him by the Executive Council or as may be prescribed by the Statutes or the Ordinances.
(7) Subject to the control of the Executive Council, the Finance Officer shall -
(a) hold and manage the property and investment of the University including trust and endowed property;
(b) ensure that the limits fixed by the Executive Council for recurring and non-recurring expenditure for a year are not exceeded and that all moneys are expended on the purpose for which they are granted or allotted;
(c) be responsible for the preparation of annual accounts and the budget of the University and for their presentation to the Executive Council;
(d) keep a constant watch on the state of the cash and bank balance and on the state of investments;
(e) watch the progress of the collection of revenue and advise on the methods of collection employed;
(f) ensure that the registers of buildings, land, furniture and equipment are maintained up-to-date and the stock-checking is conducted of equipment and other consumable materials in all offices, Special Centres, Specialised Laboratories, Colleges and Institutions maintained by the University.
(g) Bring to the notice of the Vice-Chancellor unauthorised expenditure and other financial irregularities and suggest disciplinary action against persons at fault, and
(h) Call for from any Office, Centre, Laboratory, College or Institution maintained by the University any information or returns that he may consider necessary for the performance of his duties.
(8) Any receipt given by the Finance Officer or the person or persons duly authorised in this behalf by the Executive Council for any money payable to the University shall be sufficient discharge for payment of such money.
Controller of Examinations
(1) The Controller of Examinations shale be a whole-time salaried officer of the University and shall be appointed by the Executive Council.
(2) The emoluments and other terms and conditions of service of the Controller of Examinations shall be such as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.
Provided that the Controller of Examinations shall retire on attaining the age of sixty years.
Provided further that the Controller of Examinations shall, notwithstanding his attaining the age of sixty years, continue in office until his successor is appointed and enters upon his office or until the expiry of a period of one year whichever is earlier.
(3) When the office of the Controller of Examinations is vacant, or when the Controller of Examinations is, by reason of illness, or any other cause, unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such person as the Vice-Chancellor may appoint for the purpose.
Deans of Schools of Studies
(1) Every Dean of a School of Studies shall be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor from among the Professors in the School for a period of three yeas and shall be eligible for reappointment.
Provided that a Dean on attaining the age of sixty years shall cease to hold office as such :
Provided further that if at any time there is no Professor in a School, the Vice-Chancellor, or a Dean authorised by the Vice-Chancellor in this behalf, shall exercise the powers of the Dean of the School.
(2) When the office of the Dean is vacant or when the Dean is, by reason of illness, absence or any other cause, unable to perform duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such person as the Vice-Chancellor may appoint for the purpose.
(3) The Dean shall be the Head of the School and shall be responsible for the conduct and maintenance of the standards of teaching and research in the School and shall have such other functions as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.
(4) The Dean shall have the right to be present and to speak at any meeting of the Boards of Studies or Committees of the School, as the case may be but shall not have the right to vote thereat unless he is a member thereof.
Heads of Departments
(1) In the case of Departments which have more than one Professor the Head of the Department shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor from among the Professors.
(2) In the case of Departments where there is only one Professor, the Executive Council shall have the option to appoint on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor either the Professor or a Reader as the head of the Department :
Provided that it shall be open to a Professor or Reader to decline the offer of appointment as the Head of the Department.
(3) A person appointed as the Head of the Department shall hold office as such for a period of three years and shall be eligible for re-appointment.
(4) A Head of the Department may resign his office at any time during his tenure of office.
(5) A Head of a Department shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.
(1) Every Proctor shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the Vice-Chancellor.
(2) Every Proctor shall hold office for a term of two years and shall be eligible for reappointment.
Dean of Students' Welfare
(1) Every Dean of Students' Welfare shall be appointed from amongst the teachers of the University not below the rank of a Reader, by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.
(2) Every Dean appointed under clause (1) shall be whole-time officer and shall hold office for a term of three years and shall be eligible for re-appointment.
Provided that the Executive Council may, if it is considered necessary, on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor, a teacher, not below the rank of a Reader, to discharge the duties of the Dean of Students' Welfare in addition to his duties as such teacher, and in such a case, the Executive Council may sanction a suitable allowance to be paid to him.
(3) A person who is appointed as Dean of Students' Welfare shall continue to hold his lien on his substantive post and shall be eligible to all the benefits that would have otherwise accrued to him, but for his appointment as Dean of Students' Welfare.
(4) When the office of the Dean of Students' Welfare is vacant or when the Dean of Students' Welfare is by reason of illness or absence or any other cause, unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such person as the Vice-Chancellor may appoint for the purpose.
(5) The duties and powers of a Dean of Students' Welfare shall be prescribed by the Ordinances.
(1) The Librarian shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendations of the Selection Committee constituted for the purpose and he shall be a whole-time officer of the University.
(2) The Librarian shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the Executive Council.
The Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability
The Vice-Chancellor is the executive head of the University. The University is run on the decisions taken by the Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council, the Planning Board and other statutory bodies.
The Powers and Functions of the Court
The following are the powers and functions of the Court :
(1) to review, from time to time, the broad policies and programmes of the University and to suggest measures for the improvement and development of the University;
(2) to consider and pass resolutions on the annual report and the annual accounts of the University and the audit report on such accounts;
(3) to advise the Visitor in respect of any matter which may be referred to it for advice and
(4) to perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
The powers and functions of the Executive Council
The following are the powers and functions of the Executive Council :
(1) The Executive Council shall have the power of management and administration of the revenue and property of the University and the conduct of all administrative affairs of the University not otherwise provided for.
(2) Subject to the provision of this Act, the Statues and the Ordinances, the Executive Council shall in addition to all other powers vested in it, have the following powers, namely :
i. to create teaching and academic posts, to determine the number and emoluments of such posts and to define the duties and conditions of service of Professors, Readers, Lecturers and other academic staff and Principals of College and Institutions maintained by the University.
Provided that no action shall be taken by the Executive Council in respect of the number, qualifications and the emoluments of teachers and academic staff otherwise than after consideration of the recommendations of the Academic Council;
ii. to appoint such Professors, Readers, Lecturers and other academic staff as may be necessary and Principals of the Colleges and Institutions maintained by the University on the recommendation of the Selection Committee constituted for the purpose and to fill up temporary vacancies therein;
iii. to create administrative, ministerial and other necessary posts and to make appointments thereto in the manner prescribed by the Ordinances;
iv. to grant leave of absence to any officer of the University other than the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, and to make necessary arrangements for the discharge of the functions of such officer during his absence;
v. to regulate and enforce discipline among employees in accordance with the Statutes and Ordinances;
vi. to manage and regulate the finances, accounts, investments, property, business and all other administrative affairs of the University and for that purpose to appoint such agents as it may think fit;
vii. to fix limits on the total recurring and the total non-recurring expenditure for a year on the recommendations of the Finance Committee;
viii. to invest any money belonging to the University, including any unapplied income in such stocks, funds, share or securities, from time to time as it may think fit or the purchase of immovable property in India, with the like powers of varying such investment from time to time;
ix. to transfer or accept transfers of any movable or immovable property on behalf of the University;
x. to provide buildings, premises, furniture and apparatus and other means needed fro carrying on the work of the University;
xi. to enter into, vary, carry out and cancel contracts on behalf of the University;
xii. to entertain, adjudicate upon and if thought fit to redress any grievances of the employees and students of the University who may for any reason feel aggrieved;
xiii. to appoint examiners and moderators and if necessary to remove them and to fix their fees, emoluments and travelling and other allowances after consulting the Academic Council;
xiv. to select a common seal for the University and provide for the custody and use of such seal;
xv. to make such special arrangement as may be necessary for the residence and discipline of women students;
xvi. to delegate any of its powers to the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, the Deans, the Registrar or the Finance Officer or such other employee or authority of the University or in a committee appointed by it as it may deem fit;
xvii. to institute fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes and;
xviii. to provide for the appointment of Visiting Professors, Emeritus Professors, Consultants and Scholars and determine the terms and conditions of such appointments;
xix. to exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed on it by the Act or the Statutes.
Powers of the Academic Council
Subject to the Act, the Statutes and Ordinances, the Academic shall in addition to all other powers vested in it have the following powers, namely;
(a) to exercise general supervision over the academic policies of the University and to give directions regarding methods of instructions, cooperative teaching among colleges and institutions, evaluation of research or improvements in academic standards;
(b) to bring about inter-School cooperation, to establish or appoint committees or boards, for taking up projects on an inter-School basis;
(c) to consider matter of general academic interest either on its own initiative or on a reference by a School or the Executive Council and to take appropriate action thereon; and
(d) to frame such regulations and rules consistent with the Statutes and the Ordinances regarding the academic functioning of the University, discipline, residences, admissions, award of fellowships and studentships, fees, concessions, corporate life and attendance.
Functions of the Planning Board
The following are the functions of the Planning Board :
(1) to review the educational programmes offered by the University;
(2) to organise the structure of education in the University so as to provide opportunities to students to offer different combinations of subjects appropriate for the development of personality and skill for useful work in society;
(3) create an atmosphere and environment conducive to value oriented education and
(4) develop new teaching-learning processes which will combine the lectures, tutorials, seminars, demonstrations, self-studies and collective practical projects;
Power of the Planning Board :
(1) The Planning Board shall have the power to advise on the development of the University and review the progress implementation of programmes so as to ascertain whether they are on the lines recommended by it and shall also have the power to advise the Executive Council and the Academic Council on any matter in connection therewith.
(2) The Academic Council and the Executive Council shall be bound to consider the recommendations of the Planning Board and shall implement such of the recommendations as are accepted by it.
(3) Such of those recommendations of the Planning Board as have not been accepted by the Executive Council or the Academic Council under the above clause shall be submitted by the Vice-Chancellor along with the recommendations of the Executive Council or the Academic Council to the Visitor for advice and the advice of the Visitor shall be implemented by the Executive Council or the Academic Council, as the case may be.
(4) The Planning Board may constitute such committees as may be necessary for planning and monitoring the programmes of the University.
Statement of the Boards, Committee etc.
The meetings of the Court, Executive Council, Academic council, Board of Research Studies, School Board, Board of Post Graduate Studies and Board of Undergraduate Studies are not open to the pulic. Hon'ble members of those committees only attend the meetings. The minutes of such meetings are not accessible to public. They are circulated among the members only and a copy of the minutes of the Court, Executive Council are forwarded to the Hon'ble Visitor, i.e., His Excellency the President of India.
Categories of documents that are held by Assam University
Annual Confidential Reports files for Non Teaching Staff
Self Appraisal Report files of the Teaching Staff
Other Confidential Files
Personal Files of all teaching and non-teaching staff
General office management files on Personnel, Academic and General Administration
Files related to Examinations
Results, Mark sheets, certificates
Files related to financial management
Files maintained at Vice-Chancellor's office
Files maintained at Registrar's office
Files maintained at Controller of Examinations' office
Files maintained at Librarian's office
Files maintained at the office of the Deans of different School
Files maintained by the Heads of the Departments
Files maintained at the Office of the Dean, Students' Welfare and Proctor
Files maintained at the office of the Asstt. Director (Sports)
Files maintained by the Wardens of Hostels.
Budged allocated to each of its agency
The University is having no agency.
The manner of execution of subsidy programme
The University does not offer any subsidy for programme.
Particulars of recipients of concessions
There is no such case.
Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information including the working hours of a library
The University Library is open to students, teachers and staff. The facilities is not open to general public. The working hours of Library is 9-00 am to 5-30 pm.
HistoryEstablished in 1994, Assam University functions under the Assam University Act 1989. It steadily attracts students from the neighboring states. It has contributed a large number of eminent personalities to the nation in the fields of Science, Education and Arts.
Assam University came into existence in 1994 through Assam (Central) University Act, 1989. The University is situated at Silchar in South Assam, bordering Bangladesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Maghalaya, and Nagaland. Objective of Assam University is to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities. It has been recognized by University Grant Commission, UGC, Government of India.
IntroductionAssam University came into existence in the year 1994. The University is situated in Dargakona, about 20 kms from Silchar, amidst beautiful landscape. The University has progressed by leaps and bounds and has acquired a strong position on the educational map of North- Eastern India.
Assam University is a teaching-cum-affiliating University. Since its inception, the University has worked towards disseminating and advancing knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in wide-raging branches of learning.
Assam University has as many as 51 Undergraduate Colleges, which speak of the depth of the intellectual and educational interests in the North East region promoted by the institution.
The University has nine Schools on major disciplines and there are 24 Departments under these eight Schools.
The university offers post graduate courses along with other certificate and diploma courses. It also offers four year B.Tech. courses on Agriculture Engineering and Information Technology.
Address : Assam University
Silchar - 788 011 Assam
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com
Web : www.Assamuniversity.nic.in
Vice Chancellor : Tel: 03842 270801, 270273(O) 270202(R)
Registrar : Tel: 03842 270806/270368(O) 270219(R)
Fax: 270806 270802
Educational StreamsThe university offers a multidisciplinary approach to higher education. The prospectus of Assam University covers two years courses MA in Arts, Languages, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, Education and French. M Sc program is offered in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Life Science, Bio-Technology, Ecology and Environmental Science respectively. Other courses offered are Mass Communication (MMC), M Com (Commerce), and five years integrated courses in M Sc (Computer Science), MSW: (Social work) and BA LLB honors.
MVA (Visual Arts), one year M Ed course, one year advance Diploma/ Diploma/ Certificate Courses in French and one year PG diploma in Information Technology are also conducted. Additional courses are one year PG Diploma in Bio-informatics/ Marketing Management/ Tea Management and Journalism. Certificate Courses are available in Functional Sanskrit and Arabic Language. B Tech Courses of four year are available in Agricultural Engineering and Information Technology. Admissions are done through AIEEE central counselling. Two year Master Degree Course program in Business Administration (MBA) is offered to the candidates clear MAT conducted by AIMA.
Hostel accommodation in one boys hostel and one girls hostel is provided to the deserving students. Laboratories and workshops are available with ample machinery and tools. Transport service is available for the students residing locally. A central library located inside the campus is available for students besides some small departmental libraries. Presently the Library holds a large amount of books.
Faculties/DepartmentsSchool of Environmental Science
* Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
School of Humanities
* Department of Education
* Department of Fine Arts
* Department of Philosophy
School of Information Sciences
* Department of Mass Communication
School of Life Sciences
* Department of Biotechnology
* Department of Life Science
* School of Management Studies
* Department of Business Administration
* Department of Commerce
School of Physical Sciences
* Department of Chemistry
* Department of Computer Science
* Department of Mathematics
* Department of Physics
School of Languages
* Department of Arabic
* Department of Bengali
* Department of English
* Department of Foreign Languages
* Department of Hindi
* Department of Linguistics
* Department of Manipuri
* Department of Sanskrit
School of Social Sciences
* Department of Economics
* Department of History
* Department of Law
* Department of Political Science
* Department of Social Work
* Department of Sociology
School of Technology
* Department of Agricultural Engineering
* Department of Information Technology
CoursesAssam University Courses offered:
2 Year P.G. Courses (At Silchar Campus)
1. M.A (Arabic, Bengali, English, Hindi, Manipuri, Linguistics, Sanskrit, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, Education)
2. M.Sc.(Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Life Science ,Bio-technology, Ecology & Environmental Science)
3. M.M.C (Mass Communication)
2 Year PG Courses (At Diphu Campus to be started in the Session 2007-08)
1. M.A (Political Science, History, English)
2. M.Com( Commerce)
3. M.Sc (Life Science, Physics)
6 Year Integrated Course:
1. M.V.A (Visual Arts)
5 Year Integrated Courses:
1. M.Sc (Computer Science)
2. M.S.W (Social Work)
3. B.A.LL.B. Hons( Law)
1 Year Diploma & 1 Year Certificate Course in French
1 Year M. Ed Course
2 Year Master Degree Course in Business Administration.
(MBA)- The candidates seeking admission in MBA must have qualified MAT conducted by AIMA.
B.Tech Courses: 4 years B.Tech Degree Course in
1. Agricultural Engineer
2. Information Technology
Department of Mass Communication
The Department of Mass Communication started functioning in the year 1996. It aims to impart education of excellence at both post graduate and doctoral level.
1. MMC (by course work).
Duration: Four Semesters.
2. M.Phil (by course work & dissertation)
Duration: Three Semesters
3. Ph.D. (by research work)
The department has a brilliant placement record. Students passed out are now to be found in different public and private sector organisations, media houses, advertising agencies, news agencies and also in universities, colleges and educational institutions of repute. Some of the recent recruiters are ONGC, NHPC, CRY, Times of India, DMRC, PTI, UNI, ETV, The Statesman, ICICI Bank, Free Press Journal, Tezpur University, Assam University and Sikkim Manipal University.
School of Management Studies
The Department of Business Administration (DBA) came into being in 1997 with the motto of providing quality education and teaching with other creative faculties to the student community.
1. MBA (by course work)
Duration: Four Semesters
2. Ph.D. (by research work)
The alumni of the Department of Business Administration are now to be found in some of the country's bestmanaged companies which include Tata Chemicals Ltd., HCL Info Systems, Tata AIG, Cadbury India, Zenith Computers Ltd., ONGC, Philips India, Cadila, LICI, VSNL, Standard Chartered Bank, Reliance Infocom, Infosys, Airtel, Aircel,IOC, Cipla, Eagle, HDFC Bank, Lupin Ltd., IBM Dutch, among others. During 2005-06, leading companies like Tata Chemicals Ltd. and HCL Info Systems visited the department for the purpose of campus recruitment of MBA students. A number of other leading companies in India absorbed the MBA students of this department as summer internees.
Department of Biotechnology
The Department of Biotechnology was established in 2004.
1. M.Sc. (by course work)
Duration: Four Semesters
2. Ph.D. (by research work)
Guwahati Book Fair gets under wayGUWAHATI, April 3 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today formally inaugurated the 24th Guwahati Book Fair, organized by the Publication Board, Assam, in the Maniram Dewan Trade Centre here. Altogether 134 book sellers and publishing houses from different parts of the country are participating in the fair.
Speaking on the occasion, Gogoi asserted that electronic media would never reduce the importance of books and stressed the need for organizing book fairs in smaller towns of the state. He called for coordination between writers and readers and revealed that the Government would examine whether valuable books including dictionaries can be provided to the readers at reduced prices.
The Chief Minister said that the Publication Board should try its best to publish valuable books and expressed the view that the increase in the number of specialized magazines is a positive sign for the state. He also assured that the Government would give stress on improvement of the condition of the libraries of the educational institutions.
Addressing the function, Education Minister Gautam Bora, who is the chairman of the Publication Board, gave a brief history of book fairs in the state and said that the Board has provided for lodging of the sellers and publishers who came from outside the state. It is for the first time the book fair is being held at the Trade Centre.
Vice Chancellor of Assam University, Dr Topodhir Bhattacharya, who attended the function as the guest of Honour, laid stress on translation.
Baidyanath Naths statue inauguratedHAILAKANDI, June 24 – The Vice-Chancellor of Assam University, Prof Tapodhir Bhattacharjee recently unveiled the statue of eminent freedom fighter, architect, writer and the founder of Dainik Jugasankha newspaper, Barta Bhagirath Baidyanath Nath at Baidyanath Sarani of Rongpur in Silchar town on the occasion of his 40th death anniversary.
The statue of late Nath was established as part of the yearlong celebration of the diamond jubilee of Dainik Jugasankha newspaper. The meeting held on the occasion was presided over by the chairman of Jugasankha group of newspaper, Bijoy Krishna Nath and was addressed by the president of Chatramitra Sangathan, Sushil Paul, chairperson ofthe diamond jubilee celebration, Chabi Gupta, executive director of Jugasankha group, Nilotpal Choudhury, editor Santanu Ghosh, Mausam Dutta, secretary of Silchar Press Club, Sankar Dey, poet Mahua Choudhury among others.
In his address, Prof Bhattacharjee explained the life and contribution of late Nath. He urged the media persons and younger generation to follow the path shown by him. A brief cultural programme was organised on the occasion.
Badarpur Railway HS School centenary celebrations end DEBASISH BANIKBADARPUR, Jan 5 – The centenary celebrations of Badarpur Railway Higher Secondary School, a premier and renowned educational institution not only of the locality but of the entire Barak Valley Zone of NF Railway came to an end recently. The celebration was formally inaugurated by senior divisional personal officer (DPO) of Northeast Frontier Railway Lumding, A Saikia, by hoisting the centenary flag. Saikia also released a flock of pigeons, the symbol of peace and balloons with the centenery banner embassed, accompanied by band music. Saikia in his speech wished the function a success and extended heartfelt thanks to Badarpur Railway Higher Secondary School for arranging the celebration. The honourable guests of this centenary festival, A Saikia (Sr DPO, LMG), BK Misra (AM BPB), GR Reddy (CMS, BPB Rly Hospital), alongwith the principal of Badarpur Railway HS School Pankaj Choudhuree were welcomed by the school students with scarfs and flowers on the well-decorated stage. The school children also performed song and dance programmes. Thereafter, the distinguished guests lit 100 lamps in a single lamp stand.
Principal Pankaj Choudhuree in his keynote address thanked all honourable guests, educationists, intellectuals, noted citizens and media persons for attending the centenary function. He dwelt at length on the history of the school, including its principal aim during the British period. Choudhuree said, the school was started in 1909 as Woods ME School to initiate progress and boost education of the times. The school was later amalgamated with the Victory LP School for girls in the year 1919 under Assam-Bengal Railways, he informed. In 1941, the name of Assam-Bengal Railways was changed to Bengal and Assam Railway, under which the school brought, added Choudhuree. He said that in the year 1958, the name Northeast Frontier Railway was given and from that period, the school came under NF Railway. He also said the centenary achievement is remarkable in itself and a matter of pride for evergone and wished a bright future to the school and its students.
A Saikia, Sr DPO, NF Railway LMG, in his address said, I am extremely happy that the Badarpur Railway Higher Secondary School is celebrating its 100th year, it is a matter of great pride for NF Railway. He said, 100 years of existence of any institution is not trivial and the academic standard of the school must be maintained irrespective of everything. Stating that the Ministry of Railways has taken some positive steps, Saikia said, if society progress, then education, sports, culture and other important aspects of society will also advance. As such qualities are integral to improvement of standard of any educational institution, Saikia said. Badarpur HS School also must upgrade the standard of education. He appealed to the students to emulate the principles of ex-students who are now successful and in top posts.
Good behaviour and discipline are the core of any institution. Teachers must cultivate discipline and good behaviour with students, said Dr GR Reddy, chief medical superintendent f Badarpur Railway Hospital. BK Misra, senior area manager of NF Railway, Badarpur, who is also the controlling officer of Badarpur Railway HS School, in hisspeech congratulated the school auhority for its centenary and applauded the ex-students of the school embrassed on the school merit board.
In the second session of the first days celebrations, a felicitation programme was held for the ex-students from 1909 to 1970, including those students whose names are on the school meritboard. They were 1965 barchs Dipti Banik (National Scholarship and States highest marks secure in English in HSLC examination); 1972 barchs Mrinal Kanti Das (2nd rank holder in HSLC), 1973 batchs Sujit Kumar Biswas (4th rank in HSLC), and Pradip Dey, 1976 batchs Soumitra Choudhuree and Dipankar Bhattacharya, among others. They were also conferred special honours and presented beautiful mementos.
On the second day of the function, the centenary roll call was conducted by ex-teacher Tara Sankar Paul, where all ex-students from 1909 to 1970 were present. On the occasion, a symposium was held under the banner of Bartaman Siksha Byabastha-O-Mulyabodh where the vice-chancellor of Assam University, Silchar Dr Tapadhir Bhattacharyya, deputy registrar of Assam University, Dr Bikash Dev, Prof Janmajit Roy and Prof Arabinda Roy participated in the discussion. VC Tapadhir Bhattacharyya spoke about the loss of values among the contemporary students. He regretted that todays students donot know or havenot read classics like the story of Rupkatha, Thakurmar Jhuli, or Hala Vodar Golpa. He raised concern about the rising number of dubious English medium schools and the unfortunate flow of students to the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh for higher education.
AU honours GangulySILCHAR, Feb 1 – Saurav Ganguly has been conferred the honoris causa degree in the XIth convocation of Assam University (AU) which was held here today in the Netaji Shubha Mancha. Ganguly received the honour in person.
In his speech, Ganguly thanked the university for bestowing the honour on him and wished the graduates and the university success in the future.
AU gives in to students demandsSILCHAR: With an aim to quell the ongoing agitation by college students under Assam University, Silchar and members of the Barak Valley unit of the Assam College Teachers Association (ACTA), the AU authorities on Monday bowed down to the demands of the agitators.
The academic council of AU, a central varsity situated at Dorgakona, 22 km from here, in a meeting on Monday amended clause 14 of the rules of the guidelines of the semester system (TDC course). According to the amendment, a student who has been admitted to the TDC first semester may be allowed to proceed to the next semester (up to the sixth semester) irrespective of number of back papers. The decision is in line with the demands of the agitating students.
The 62nd meeting (emergent) of the AU academic council also decided that all first and third semester students shall be allowed to appear in the fourth semester examination, irrespective of the number of back papers in earlier semesters.
The summer vacation for affiliated colleges for the academic session 2011-12 shall remain the same as scheduled earlier.
The even semester examination for affiliated colleges for the academic session 2011-12 shall be rescheduled from June 25 to July 10 this year. The practical examination shall commence from May 10, the meeting decided. The submission of applications forms for the even semester examinations in the undergraduate colleges should be completed by May 18.
The meeting of the academic council, which was attended by 60 members and presided over by acting vice-chancellor Tapodhir Bhattacharjee, also decided that the process of rectification of all erroneous marksheets should be completed within a period of seven days from the date of receipt of the same from different colleges, a communique by AU registrar (in-charge) Niranjan Roy said.
New vice-chancellor for Assam UniversitySILCHAR: Somnath Dasgupta will take over as the vice-chancellor of Assam University, Silchar.
Dasgupta is the director of the National Centre of Experimental Mineralogy and Petrology (NCEMP) under the University of Allahabad.
Dasgupta will replace Tapodhir Bhattacharjee and will be the fifth vice chancellor of the central varsity, which was established in 1994.
Assam University teachers union leader suspendedSILCHAR: Authorities of Assam University, Silchar have suspended the general secretary of the varsitys teachers union for his activities against the interest of the central university.
The AU registrar on Saturday issued an order to suspend Sudipta Sarkar, Assam University Teachers Association (AUTA) general secretary and a teacher in the department of agricultural engineering, from his services for showing a sense of disobedience to the authorities and his anti-university activities.
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