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Government Womens College, Balangir: A story of 50 years

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February 5, 2012 at 7:35 am Leave a comment

Degradation of educational quality in Rajendra College Balangir

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January 28, 2012 at 6:50 am Leave a comment

Khariar College is now an autonomous institute

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January 8, 2012 at 10:15 am 1 comment

Panchayat College Bargarh faces huge staff shortage

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December 21, 2011 at 7:26 pm 1 comment

Panchayat College Bargarh faces staff crunch

Following report is from The Pioneer:

Like any other college of western Odisha, the only Government college of Bargarh district, Panchayat College, located at Bargarh district headquarters town, also suffers from staff shortage leading to fall in education standard. There are a few departments which run without teachers.

The college has got 60 and 26 sanctioned posts in various departments for +3 and +2 wings, respectively, having Arts, Science and Commerce streams. But only 25 lecturers in +3 and 17 lecturers in +2 classes are available now and the rest of the posts are lying vacant since long in spite of repeated request from the students, guardians and senior citizens to fill them up, sources said. This has also led to students’ agitations in the past. At the same time, the college doesn’t have a permanent principal of its own over a decade now.

Situation is more precarious in important departments like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology and English. The departments of Mathematics and Zoology have got one teacher each, college sources confirmed. Situation for the non-teaching staff is also in no way better. Out of total 82 non-teaching staff, 41 remain vacant — exactly 50 per cent of the strength.

“Not only have I requested the Higher Education Minister and the Secretary a number of times to fill up these posts with immediate effect, I have also raised the issue in the floor of the Assembly, but to no effect,” said MLA of Bargarh Sadhu Charan Nepak. This shows the attitude of the Government to the problems of the students and higher education as a whole in this backward region, Nepak alleged.

“I am also well aware of the problem in this only Government college of the district. But my hands are also tight. I can only ventilate the sentiment of the people to the Government,” said Bargarh District Collector BG Mishra.

June 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm 1 comment

High court directed Orissa government to fill up the vacant lecturer posts of colleges of Balangir within 15 days

Following is from The Telegraph:

Balangir, March 3: In a fresh order, the high court has asked the state government to fill up posts of lecturers in various colleges of the town within 15 days.

Sources said the state government had recently submitted a compliance report before the high court in which it has mentioned filling up some posts in some colleges.

Advocate Ashis Mishra, who is the counsel for petitioner Dolamani Pradhan, said the court expressed surprise over the compliance report of the government.

In the report, the government had admitted that Vidya Bhusan Sanskrit College was running with just one lecturer.

“Around 500 students study in the college and there are 10 sanctioned posts for lecturers. Yet only one lecturer is managing the college since 1997. Even the lone lecturer is going to retire in June,” Mishra said.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice V. Gopalagowda and Justice B.N. Mahapatra ordered the state government to fill up teacher’s posts in the colleges of Balangir within 15 days.

Earlier, student leader Dolamani Pradhan had filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the high court, alleging that several posts for lectureship had been lying vacant in various colleges of Balangir for several years.

The high court had then directed the government to initiate steps to fill up the vacant posts.

After taking a long time, the government transferred some lecturers from other colleges to Rajendra College and other colleges of the town. A few lecturers were appointed on contract basis.

Pradhan who filed the PIL said: “A few lecturers have been posted in some colleges of the town. However, the government has not posted anyone in Vidya Bhusan Sanskrit College.

“We will wait for 15 days and see how the government is responding to the high court’s directive. If nothing happens, we will agitate again. ”

March 5, 2011 at 6:39 am Leave a comment

Gangadhar Meher College, Sambalpur to get unitary varsity status

Following is a report from the expressbuzz.com:

BERHAMPUR: The State Government has decided to elevate Khallikote Autonomous College here and Gangadhar Meher College at Sambalpur to unitary university status, said Higher Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra here today.

A government appointed task force on higher education reforms had suggested upgrading these two premier autonomous colleges to university status, the Minister said while addressing a function of the Students’ Union of Khallikote College.

Mishra however stressed the need to develop necessary infrastructure facilities before the second oldest college of the State was declared a unitary university.

While at least 50 acre was required, Khallikote Autonomous College had only 16.74 acres of land in its possession.

“There is a proposal to get another 2.50 acres from transport departments garage adjoining the college”, he said.

The Minister asked the local MLAs to locate another 50 acres in the town for the college’s expansion. He also assured the students to fill up the vacant posts soon. Around 50 out of 90 posts of teaching staff are vacant in the 132-yearold college, where over 3,600 students are pursuing studies in 19 different departments, 15 of them having post-graduate departments.

The proposal for a foot bridge from KKC to Junior college is under consideration and funds have been released for renovation of Jhansirani ladies hostel, Swami Vivekananda boys hostel of the college.

Among others, Berhampur MP Sidhant Mohapatra, MLAs EC Choupatnaik, P Panigrahy, BMC Mayor SS Dash and BDA chairman Kailash Rana spoke.

November 20, 2010 at 7:54 pm Leave a comment

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