New AKTU V-C pushes for on-line exams, says college students’ well being is paramount

The newly appointed vice-chancellor of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical College (AKTU), Professor Pradeep Kumar Mishra, stated he’s not in favour of AKTU holding offline exams particularly at a time when Coronavirus circumstances are on the rise throughout the state.

The vice-chancellor stated this to the press quickly after assuming cost, right here on Saturday. Prof Mishra has been appointed V-C for 3 years from the day he assumed workplace. He changed Prof Vineet Kansal, who was given extra cost of AKTU in August final 12 months.

“College students’ well being and their security is paramount. I am not in favour of offline exams in Covid-19 occasions,” he stated. Prof Mishra stated that he’ll converse to state authorities officers to facilitate on-line exams for college kids if the Coronavirus circumstances don’t subside.

“And if any scholar misses the continued odd semester exams of AKTU after being examined Covid-19 optimistic, he will likely be allowed to look within the re-examination,” the V-C stated.

These factors of view of the vice-chancellor assume enormous significance as hundreds of AKTU college students have been actively campaigning for on-line exams on numerous social media platforms. The V-C stated that quickly after governor Anandiben Patel appointed him as vice-chancellor of AKTU, quite a few college students reached out to him on cellphone requesting for on-line exams.

“As I had not taken cost of AKTU then, I selected to not remark or react on this topic,” stated Prof Mishra, who was earlier vice-chancellor at Jharkhand College of Expertise, Ranchi. He stated, “That College doesn’t have nice infrastructure and but they performed on-line exams for college kids. AKTU positively has higher infrastructure as in comparison with Jharkhand Technical College.”

Thrust on rural entrepreneurship

Prof Mishra made it very clear that if India has to develop, the establishment should promote rural entrepreneurship by enhancing abilities of rural people. The agricultural youth will likely be tapped and AKTU will work in that very course. Innovation and incubation is one other space the college will look to deal with.

Educational atmosphere and innovation

The brand new vice-chancellor stated he’ll attempt to enhance the tutorial atmosphere and can develop an ecosystem the place innovation will likely be inspired. Conventional branches of engineering like civil and chemical engineering will likely be revisited. Specialisation and mass coaching of scholars is one other space he’ll attempt to look into.

Directions meant to present instructions to society

Prof Mishra stated up to now establishments have been meant to present course to society. Now, efforts will likely be made to regain that place.

On his appointment

“It’s an honour for me to get appointed because the vice-chancellor of AKTU. It’s going to take me 15 days to a month to formally take cost of AKTU because the vice-chancellor,” stated Mishra, who has completed PhD in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Expertise, Banaras Hindu College, Varanasi.

“My accountability will likely be to take the college to new heights in order that it might compete with different technical universities of nationwide and worldwide reputation. Innovation will likely be my thrust space. Analysis work will likely be inspired,” Mishra stated.




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