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Governor meets JUTA team, discusses IoE tag

Kolkata: The Jadavpur University Teachers' Association (JUTA) held a meeting with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj Bhavan on Saturday morning and discussed several issues including the delay in receiving funds from various Central funding agencies. The JUTA also flagged off the issue of "Institution of Eminence'' (IoE) of JU which they feel the university deserves.

Dhankhar, who is also the Chancellor of the varsity, asked for details of the funding agencies and also documents pertaining to IoE from the university and the state government so that he can pursue both the issues at the appropriate level. The JUTA will hand over the list available with them to the Chancellor soon.

"He has assured us that if he gets the documents related to IoE, he will raise the matter in the forthcoming Governors' meet," said Partha Pratim Ray, general secretary, JUTA.

The tag was expected to fetch the university Rs 1,000 crore over five years since being awarded the status. The JUTA is of the opinion that JU missed the status after the Central government came up with a condition in August that the state government would have to provide more than a matching grant to enable the state university to earn the honour. Dhankhar, when he had attended the court meeting at JU on October 21, had said that he would take steps so that the varsity gets the IoE tag. The JUTA also raised the issue of vandalism at the campus on September 19, a day when Union minister Babul Supriyo came to attend a programme at the university. The Governor pointed out that he was not in favour of any kind of vandalism.

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