TNI Bureau: The Odisha Government has announced big reforms in the Universities by approving the amendment of the Odisha Universities Act, 1989.
👉 It was decided to do away with the concept of Senate and restructure the Syndicate for smooth academic and administrative functioning of the Universities.
👉 It was decided to reconstitute the Committee for selection of Vice-Chancellor of a University by including a nominee of the State Government (an Academician) in place of the member selected by the Syndicate so as to make the State Government a stakeholder in selection of Vice-Chancellors.
👉 Tenure of Vice-Chancellors has been enhanced from 3 to 4 years with the upper age limit of 67 years and no provision of re-appointment.
👉 The concepts of Registered Teachers and Registered Graduates have been done away with.
👉 The responsibility of selection of Teachers for the University to Odisha Public Service Commission and recruitment of non-teaching employees will be assigned to the State Selection Board.
👉 All Universities shall upload the Audit Reports on their websites and will display the same there fro 3 years for information of all concerned. The audit reports of the Universities won’t be placed before the State Legislature.
👉 The Ravenshaw University Act, 2005 has been repealed. All Universities including the Ravenshaw University, would function under the Odisha Universities Act, 1989.