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Posted at: Mar 21, 2017, 12:49 AM; last updated: Mar 21, 2017, 12:49 AM (IST)

Pant farm varsity adjudged the best

Pant farm varsity adjudged the best
Governor KK Paul presents the Best University Award to GB Pant varsity V-C Prof J Kumar at Raj Bhawan in Dehradun.

Tribune News Service

Dehradun, March 20

Governor Dr KK Paul today honoured four vice-chancellors of state universities for their efforts in enhancing the level of education in 2016. The trophy for the Governor’s Best University Award was presented to the GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology.

The university had also received this trophy in April 2016 for its performance in 2015.The Governor had instituted this award to motivate universities to enhance the level of education. University Vice-Chancellor Dr J Kumar received the trophy, a letter of appreciation and Rs 2 lakh for the library at a meeting of VCs of state universities at Raj Bhavan today.

This was the three-monthly meeting which the Governor holds with the VCs of the state universities at Raj Bhavan. The second position was bagged by Kumaon University, Nainital, and the third position was attained by Doon University, Dehradun.

Kumaon University received a letter of appreciation and Rs 1 lakh for its library while Doon University received a letter of appreciation and a sum of Rs 75,000 for the library.

The fourth position was obtained by Uttarakhand Horticulture and Forestry University which received a letter of appreciation and Rs 50,000 for the library.

About 16 parameters were decided for assessing the performance of the universities. Among these were NAAC approval, smart campus, research publications, patents, schedule of convocation, schedule of exams and results ,12 B status of UGC and receiving grants, student-teacher ratio, placement record, tutorial status, report of the progress of villages adopted by the university, creation of centre of excellence and coordination with the industrial sector under their CSR plan. The status of the major committee and cells at the universities was also assessed.

The Governor said he hoped that the competition would help improve the standard of higher education and research in the state. He said VCs should give priority to innovation and research and should ensure that exams were held in time and so were convocations. He said they should also prepare annual reports.

The Governor said the universities should focus on encouraging villagers to ensure garbage disposal, solarisation, saving water and fuel and carry out tree plantation.

Present at the meeting were VCs of all state universities, secretary to the Governor Dr Bhupinder Kaur Aulakh, legal advisor to the Governor and senior officials of the Education Department.


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