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Following is a report from The Samaj.
Currently, it is the best university of Orissa. Under the dynamic guidance of VC Prof. AK Pujari, it has introduced new courses like MTech in Food Science and Technology. Also, it has established an information technology school the SUIIT (Sambalpur University Institute of Information Technology) in its campus.
As reported by various media it has signed MOU with Ahrus University, Denmark and Free University of Berlin.
This is the right time to convert it to a Central University. The Orissa govt. must take initiatives and approach the centre to convert Sambalpur University into a Central University.
Western Orissa Students’ Joint Action Committee (WOSJAC) intensify stir demanding Central university status for Sambalpur University
Report by Byomakesh Panda, Sambalpur: Western Orissa Students’ Joint Action Committee (WOSJAC) has threatened to intensify stir demanding Central university status for Sambalpur University and called Sambalpur bandh on February 10 to press for their demands.
Addressing the mediapersons here on Sunday , Satyabrata Dash , convener of WOSJAC said that they are demanding a permanent bench of Orissa High Court in western Orissa and upgradation of VSS Medical College, Burla, into a unitary university.
The members of WOSJAC have staged demonstration and mass dharana in front of office of the Collector on Monday and again will stage a demonstration in front of office of Revenue Divisional Commissioner (Northern Division) on Tuesday and submit a memorandum.
Besides Sambalpur bandh, all the 182 colleges affiliated to Sambalpur University and other educational institutions across western Orissa will be shut down on February 10 and students would block highways paralysing vehicular movement, he said.
WOSJAC general secretary Padmanava Mishra said they would even launch fastunto- death in future if the State Government turned a deaf ear to their genuine demands. He also said they would protest Ministers’ visit to western Orissa.
Hundreds of students of western Odisha gathered in the Biju Patnaik auditorium of Sambalpur University (SU) to reiterate their demand for Central University status for the university as it caters to the needs of all backward districts of the State including two KBK districts.
“The university is a victim of regular negligence, the result being that the vast region remains educationally backward also,” alleged president of the Sambalpur University Students’ Union Padmanava Mishra, who presided over the meeting.
The students mainly assembled to protest the negligence if the university by the State Government. They formed an 11-member committee with representatives from different colleges to chalk out their future course of action. “May it be teaching or non-teaching staff or even development of infrastructure, this university is always lagging behind and can’t meet the requirement of the modern day education at par with other developed universities,” Mishra alleged further.
Former MP Balgopal Mishra presented the history of the “step-motherly attitude” over six decades resulting in the backwardness of western Odisha. “In this context, the demand of the students for Central University status is justified,” he said. Former MP Bhabani Shankar Hota blamed it on the faulty education system in the State that goes against the interest of western Odisha.