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Presidency mentor group stands dissolved

Kolkata: Presidency University Mentor Group stands dissolved as there has been no application seeking renewal of the Group. The term of the Group expired on January 20.
The group in its recommendations to the Chief Minister urged her to dissolve it but maintained that they will continue to give advice for the development of Presidency.
The Mentor group was formed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in 2011 and was chartered to provide recommendations and a roadmap to establish Presidency University as a pre-eminent institution of learning.
Presidency's vice-chancellor Anuradha Lohia met state Education minister Partha Chatterjee in the state Legislative Assembly where the minister made it clear to vice-chancellor that the Governing Board of the varsity along with other statutory bodies should work towards the progress of the university. Chatterjee, however, did not divulge anything about the subject of the meeting. It may be mentioned that the Governing Board is the highest decision making body of the varsity. The Mentor Group's detailed report to the Chief Minister has provided a long term vision for the path of progress for Presidency.
It has further recommended that the Governing Board should have eminent educationists as the university still requires some good advice on its way forward. "We have played our role in the transformation of Presidency from a College to University. So, we feel that we have served the purpose with which the mentor group was constituted," a member of the Group said.
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