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Following is a report from the Sambad:
The Kosli language movement is moving ahead! Sambalpur University will send a proposal to Indian govt. for its recognition in the 8th schedule. Today’s Sambad (Sambalpur edition) has published this news item on íts front page: http://wp.me/pFC4h-1ml
Few weeks before Sri Sriballav Panigrahi had met the president of India and requested him to look in to the Kosli language issue
BHUBANESWAR: Sambalpur University has experienced a mixed bag this academic year as far as new courses are concerned. While its post graduate course on rural management, introduced this year, failed to appeal to students, forcing the authorities to put the course in abeyance, two new courses on masters in Hindi and masters in performing art (MPA) have found ready takers.
The University had introduced rural management, a self-finance course in this education year with a sanctioned strength of 20 students. There were only 14 applicants of which 11 took admission. Since this is a self-financing course, the University declined to run it with only 11 students. “We had to put the course in abeyance for this education year because of poor response from students. However, we will release advertisements again for the course in the coming year,” said Sukadeb Naik, chairman of PG council. He said that the 11 students were asked either to take admission in sociology or take back the admission fee.
University registrar Sudhansu Sekhar Rath said the rural management course was designed as per Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) and it is not known why there were so few applications. “The course modules were of good standard. We kept the course under sociology department to maintain quality,” said Rath. He suspected less publicity about the course could be the reason of low student interest.
Other two new courses by the university — masters in Hindi and masters in performing art (MPA) – have, however, received good response from students. These two courses are regular ones. “This education year while for Hindi we received 54 applications against sanctioned strength of 16 students, for MPA, we received 23 forms against strength of 16 each for dance and drama section. So the ratio between number of application and students strength is quite high in Hindi department. We are hopeful that MPA will also pick up,” said Naik.
He said because of MPA the university won’t have to hire artistes from outside for participating in different cultural shows on the campus. “Earlier we were required to hire performers by paying them good money for participating in various cultural shows. Not anymore, thanks to MPA,” Naik said.
Following report is from the Sambad:
Following report is from the Sambad:
Sambalpur, April 17: Sambalpur University here has sought the permission of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Delhi, to set up a centre for rural management on its campus.
The syndicate of Sambalpur University had earlier approved the draft proposal of the requirements for the proposed centre, which is now under UGC’s consideration for fund allocation under the 12th Five Year Plan.
“According to the UGC guidelines, the university has submitted two parallel scenarios for the requirements of developmental assistance. A detailed budget of Rs 36.3 crore and Rs 60.95 crore had been submitted to the commission for the scenario one and scenario two requirements, respectively,” said spokesperson of the university Rajat Kujur.
He said a separate proposal of Rs 5.82 crore for other developmental work had also been submitted to the UGC.
“The draft proposal highlights the requirements pertaining to building, staff members, library, campus development, healthcare, students’ amenities, new research activities, new extension activities and outreach programmes,” Kujur said.
As a part of new extension activities and outreach programmes, the university has proposed to conduct training, workshop and awareness programmes on legal rights, human rights, consumer protection and economic rights and organic solid waste management.
“Our vision is to transform the university into a knowledge centre through capacity building, consolidating infrastructure, faculty strengthening, congenial study atmosphere, quality research and incorporating innovative approaches of human development. We want to make the university one of the top ranking institutions in the state,” said Kujur.
Besides the centre of rural management, the university has included several other plans in its draft proposal, including conducting research studies. The topics for research are impact assessment of Sambalpur University educational system on the students of marginalised communities, on Gandhamardan hill resources, impact assessment of Hirakud reservoir and treatment of municipal wastewater by root zone technology.