ANDHRA PRADESH

KU plans introduction of more courses

VIDYARANYAPURI (WARANGAL DT.) NOV. 9. Kakatiya University has released its annual report for the year 2001-2002 listing its achievements.

Addressing a press conference here, the university Vice-Chancellor, Chandrakanth Kakote, said the report would be submitted to the UGC 10th plan committee during its visit to the university from November 12. "We have documented the rapid strides made by the university and our efforts to make it a centre for excellence in education.

It will help us seek more help from UGC,'' he said.

Establishment of a Directorate for PG admissions and Academic Staff College and introduction of post-graduate courses in journalism, Bio-informatics and Forensic Sciences were on the anvil.

The university added more buildings in the recent past with the financial assistance from UGC and the district administration.

Following the representation from the university for recognition of NAAC, an experts committee would visit the university next month. He said the university was contemplating organising a national workshop on quality education and recognition of colleges in association with the NAAC.

Among the major achievements of the university, it succeeded in creating the KU Corpus fund and KU Pension fund.

Mr. Chandrakanth Kakote further said the University Arts and Science platinum jubilee celebrations would begin in January.

"The celebrations will be year long. Workshops, cultural programmes, health mela and student interactive sessions will form part of the celebrations,'' he said adding that former Prime Minister, P.V. Narasimha Rao, who was the alumni of the college, consented to inaugurate the platinum jubilee.

Teachers' demand

The Kakatiya University Teachers' Welfare Association has demanded that the State Government reconstitute the Executive Council of the university with immediate effect.

In a statement issued here, the association president, V. Madhavan, and the general secretary, A. Vinayak Reddy, said the present council completed its term five years ago. "In the absence of the new council, the decisions are being taken by five members who are not concerned with the welfare of the university. The administration has come to a standstill,'' they said.

The association leaders urged the Government to nominate members by giving due representation to all sections taking into account the aspirations of teachers, administrative officers, non-teaching staff and student community.

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