The vice-chancellors of all public universities in Maharashtra on Friday “unanimously” raised earlier than Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari the demand to renew precise classroom instructing in faculties.

In a press release issued by Raj Bhavan, the VCs advised the governor they’re prepared to begin classroom periods in faculties as early as February 1, if permission is granted.

The assertion mentioned the demand was made in a gathering Koshyari held with VCs of 20 Maharashtra universities and state larger and technical schooling secretary Om Prakash Gupta through video conferencing on Friday.

The assembly was convened by the governor to debate the colleges’ new educational calendar for 2020-21, standing of statutory audit of universities, vacancies and standing of recruitment of statutory posts in universities and so forth, mentioned the assertion.

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“Vice-chancellors of public universities throughout the state right this moment unanimously demanded permission to begin classroom instructing in faculties and universities instantly,” it mentioned.

The governor mentioned it’s “ironical” that whereas faculties for requirements 5 and eight had been being reopened, universities and faculties had not began classroom instructing but.

As per the assertion, Koshyari mentioned, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is coming beneath management, universities ought to discover the potential for opening lessons in shifts.

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He added that the College Grants Fee too had laid down the process for opening of faculties.

The assertion mentioned Koshyari instructed the upper and technical schooling division to fill vacant statutory posts within the universities comparable to registrar, dean of college and director and so forth.

The VCs furnished details about their educational calendar, standing of audit and vacancies of statutory positions to the governor, and advised him almost 50 per cent instructing posts in faculties had been mendacity vacant, it added.

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