Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik directed VCs of universities in State to ensure timely conduct of examinations

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday directed the Vice-Chancellors of universities in the State to ensure timely conduct of examinations and publication of results from next academic year. Addressing a conference of Vice-Chancellors here, he said the university examinations along with publication of results must be done in time. No delay shall be tolerated from the coming academic year.

Patnaik also said discipline at the universities must be maintained at any cost. “Interference of outsiders must not be tolerated,” he added.

The Chief Minister asked the VCs to maintain transparency while carrying out recruitment of teachers. “Teachers must be encouraged for research and publication,” he said.

Emphasising on the need to ensure quality education in the affiliated colleges, Patnaik said, “The VCs, senior officers and faculty members must undertake surprise visits to the affiliated colleges from time to time.”

He directed the VCs to make efforts to achieve higher NAAC rating and NIRF ranking in the coming cycle of assessment and ranking.

Assuring funds and support from the State Government to the universities, Patnaik said, “I expect all of you to spend more of your time in the university campuses interacting with the students. I expect our universities to achieve national and international eminence sooner than later.”

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