Governor and Chancellor of Osmania University Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan today ordered the Registrar to furnish complete details of land disputes relating the University.
She made this suggestion during a video interactive session with the OU Registrar Prof. Ch. Gopal Reddy, and Controller of Examinations Prof Sriram Venkatesh here at Raj Bhavan today. The Governor asked them to take care of the issue by effective handling of the disputes by taking expert legal advice assured that the issues relating to the University such as large vacancies of faculty positions, vacancies of non-teaching staff, infrastructure facility needs, land issues will be taken up positively with the Government, and see that they are effectively addressed to.
She also enquired about academic, administrative aspects, such as infrastructure facilities, hostel facilities, various courses, online classes, the introduction of new courses, faculty position, connecting with the Alumni, etc.
The University Functionaries briefed the Governor about the activities of the University, various initiatives undertaken to improve quality access, revising the syllabi, utilization of RUSA funds (Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan) etc.
The Governor also made the following suggestions to be followed by the University Functionaries:
(i) see that the Heritage structures and other infrastructure are protected and well maintained;
(ii) encourage new innovative courses, especially job oriented courses in collaboration with industries;
(iii) improvise the syllabi, study material of arts courses, and other required steps for enhancing employability of the students;
(iv) safeguard the University lands and see that even one inch of University land does not get encroached;
(v) see that unreached student of online classes also move forward with the help of reached students;
(vi) see that the pass percentage is improved;
(vii) make utilize the very big resource of University Alumni by creating a database and a separate wing headed by a Professor to get connected with the Alumni in an organized manner by reaching each one of them by the next Formation Day of the State;
(viii) give a clarion call to the pride Alumni to support the younger generation coming from the parent University.
(ix) prepare an action plan to deal with the post-COVID-19 situation for maintaining social distancing, and hygiene in hostels;
(x) improve online classes;
(xi) be proactive and improve research activities;
(xii) improve morality, as graduation is not just conferring degrees; and
(xiii) fill up the vacant posts teaching and non-teaching after COVID-19;
Governor while applauding the good work carried out by the functionaries of the prestigious University where iconic stalwarts like former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao and former Union Minister studied Jayapal Reddy, appealed all the functionaries and faculty members of Osmania University to strive hard in making the State as “the Leader” in the field of Higher Education, by overcoming weaknesses and improving the strengths.