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Gour Banga varsity clash: Partha seeks report from V-C

State Education minister Partha Chaterjee on Tuesday asked for a report from the University of Gour Banga regarding the incident of student clash on Monday.

Chatterjee sought the report from Vice Chancellor Gopal Chandra Mishra on Tuesday.

Twelve students of university were injured when a clash broke out between two groups in the campus around 2 pm on Monday.

Policemen from English Bazar police station did not enter the campus till the university authority asked for their help.

Mishra, who was out of his office for some reasons, confirmed an inquiry.

However, the university authority has started the process of framing an inquiry committee.

The union room which was one of the reasons for the fight – was locked on Tuesday by the university authority.

“We have locked the union room. We have also started to check the entry points of the university. The students have to show their identity cards and the people who are coming for other works apart from attending classes, have to face questions by the security guards. Details of their identity will be taken,” the Vice-Chancellor. 

The report will be prepared soon and sent to the Education minister, he added.

Meanwhile, the Education minister on Tuesday also said that the state government has nominated Sabyasachi Basu Roy Chaudhury as the Vice-Chancellor of Rabindra Bharati University.

He also said that Shankar Ghosh was nominated as Vice-Chancellor of Kalyani University. Their names will be sent to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi for final approval.

When the minister was asked about the opinion of state government about some professors’ organisation’s demand to extend their service life after retirement, Chatterjee once again cleared the state government’s stand saying that the government is not intervening university’s autonomy but are only welcoming the fresh lot of professors in colleges and universities.

“We are not intervening into the autonomy of the university. We are also not breaking any rules framed by university,” Chatterjee said.

The minister also said: “We definitely believe that old and experienced professors are needed. But new recruitments have to be made. I do not know why they are in fear to welcome new sets of professors.”

“The state government is not going to extend the service life of the professors after retirement. The notification in this regard will come out after the discussion with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,” said Chatterjee further added.
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