Chairing a review meeting at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday, State Governor and Chancellor of all State universities professor Jagdish Mukhi asked the government to fill up all vacant faculty positions in these autonomous colleges at the earliest and ensure that no contractual teachers remain on the roll. Governor Mukhi also directed to transfer the secondary education courses in these institutions to other senior secondary schools so that they can concentrate only on quality degree courses.
In the presence of State education minister Dr. Ranuj Pegu, education advisor Dr. Mihir Kanti Choudhury, education principal secretary Kalyan Chakravarty, commissioner-secretary to the Governor Meenakshi Sundaram with other responsible officers and the principals of all three colleges, the Governor agreed to appoint a committee to study and suggest ways and means for these autonomous colleges to implement NEP 2020.
Minister Pegu believes that the concerned colleges using their autonomy would concentrate on rendering quality education. They should also focus on creating good human resources by producing more entrepreneurs (job givers rather than job seekers), he added. Speaking about the extension services, the minister emphasized that, under the package, educational institutions should not only focus on their enrolled students but also on educating potential non-enrolled students in their local communities.