Staff Reporter

V-C happy that the varsity has launched a new web portal

85 pc coverage in unique I-D numbers to teachers and students

V-C to make presentation at APSCHE meet

Kakinada: JNTU-Kakinada Vice–Chancellor Allam Appa Rao, Registrar V Ravindra and other senior administrators on Wednesday discussed progress made on the infrastructure front as per the standards agreed upon at the maiden meeting of the A.P State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE)'s High Power Committee held at Hyderabad last month under the chairmanship of Governor ESL Narasimhan.

Prof. Appa Rao expressed happiness that the university set the ball rolling by launching a new web portal www.jntuk.edu.in in the place of old website www.jntukakinada.edu.in and incorporating in it latest features along with a hyperlink to the affiliated colleges. Provision of `unique identification numbers' to all principals, teachers and students (85 percent coverage achieved till now) was an appreciable step towards enhanced connectivity.

Personal verification of the affiliated colleges was being done by various committees formed by the Director of Academic Audit and corrective action recommended. Scrutiny was done in 43 newly established colleges in the month of March alone. JNTU-K has introduced external evaluation component in inspections with members drawn from other universities to herald greater transparency in regulatory matters.

Prof. Appa Rao who is a member of the APSCHE's committee on infrastructure, will be making a presentation on the developmental features of JNTU-K in the panel's final meeting to be held in the third week of this month.

The recommendations of the high-power committee had already been successfully incorporated with the ultimate objective of earning a global reputation for the university, Prof. Rao asserted.