Jamshedpur: The new vice chancellor of Kolhan University Gangadhar Panda has said that he will work to ensure employability of tribal students. On the first day in his office on Thursday, he shared his plans with his colleagues.
Governor of Jharkhand Droupadi Murmu who’s also the chancellor of universities in the state appointed Gangadhar Panda as the new vice chancellor of Kolhan University yesterday. On Thursday, he received a warm welcome from former vice chancellor of Kolhan University Shukla Mahanty and other university officials.
Sharing the essence of education, he spoke about the importance of education and having a goal in life. He said, “One should never leave the desire of education. Every student should consider higher education as a valuable progression route into their desired career even though there is economic problem.” He promised them that syllabus confusions and delays in the re-evaluation process would be sorted out quickly after many students there spoke of the issue.
The vice-chancellor of Kolhan University has expressed an urgent need for restructuring of colleges under the varsity to improve standards of education in the region.
The vice chancellor said that there was an urgent need to improve infrastructure and normalise academic session so that students are not forced to leave for metro cities for higher studies.
The Kolhan University was established on August 13, 2009 with 14 Constituent Colleges and 12 Affiliated Colleges in geographical jurisdiction of East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and SeraikelaKharswan District with more than 80,000 students strength. The university is in the area of tribal region. Apart from conventional courses in UG and PG level including medical/ dental/ engineering/ law/ management/ education following vocational courses are running under the university.
“I feel the colleges should be capable of generating maintenance cost. We have to work together to ensure placement facilities. For this we have to build up links with corporate houses. It is really sad that colleges have failed to build on the linkage till now,” noted another official.