I will carry forward legacy set by predecessors: Professor ADN Bajpai

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ABVV VC Prof ADN Bajpai briefing media.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Vishwavidyalaya (ABVV) Vice Chancellor Acharya Arun Diwaker Nath Bajpai said that he would carry forward the legacy set by his predecessor Professor G D Sharma and Bilaspur Divisional Commissioner Dr Sanjay Alung in the last seven years. In his first media briefing, Professor Bajpai, who took over as the Vice Chancellor of ABVV two days back, expressed hope that he will be able to live up to the expectations of students and staff. “I am hopeful that I will be able to prove my administrative and academic skill and take the university to a new height,” Professor Bajpai said.
He said that 98 government and private colleges are affiliated to ABVV and he appealed students for cooperation to create a smooth academic environment in their educational institutes.
He said that the Education Department of ABVV has five departments and 35 posts are approved for these departments. However, 18 posts are lying vacant in these departments, he said. Similarly, 139 non-teaching staff is approved for the university. “My priority will be to fill up these posts to ensure education is not affected due to staff shortage,” he said.
State government has allotted about 57 acre of land for the university and project of Rs 120 crore is approved on this land. Construction of an academic building is under process and university will try to complete the projects at the earliest. “We will ensure all facilities for students,” said the Vice Chancellor. NAAC assessment will be another priority, he said.
The Vice Chancellor also said that he would emphasis more on upgradation of teachers, research. If necessary, advice of educationists will be taken, he said. Hurdles before the PhD courses will be removed, he said. New courses will also be introduced in the university. Industry-oriented courses will also be introduced, he said. State government schemes will be reached out to people through NSS wing of the university, he added.

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