Kolkata: Governor and Chancellor of Jadavpur University Keshari Nath Tripathi said on Thursday that he is ready to speak with the Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellor if they meet him at Raj Bhavan.
Responding to a question on the situation at Jadavpur University and the V-C's decision to resign, Tripathi said on the sidelines of an Assocham programme: "They can come and meet me. I will not press any decision of my own in this regard. The Executive Committee (EC) of Jadavpur University has taken the decision of holding the admission test and I have nothing to comment on the EC decision."
The EC meeting on Tuesday had decided that admission tests will be held in six subjects, namely English, Bengali, History, International Relations, Philosophy and Comparative Literature and final merit list for admission will be prepared on the basis of 50 percent of the total marks secured in HS or equivalent examination and 50 percent of the marks secured in admission tests.
Following the EC decision, V-C Suranjan Das and Pro V-C Pradip Ghosh had said that they could not agree with the EC decision and would resign by tendering resignation to the Chancellor.
Sources in Raj Bhavan said in the evening that Das and Ghosh have written to the Governor, seeking an appointment.
Meanwhile, in another development, Jadavpur University has ranked 7th in the list of Union Human Resource Development ministry's 'institutions of eminence'. "I am privileged to be one of the committee members that had made the presentation in this regard before the Centre. I wish every success for JU," V-C Suranjan Das said.
Twenty institutes - 10 public and 10 private - will be awarded this status and they will be getting a Rs 1 crore grant over a period of five years.