BHOPAL: A UGC team, conducting inspection of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University for Journalism and Mass Communication for providing grant, encountered students’ protest and anomalies running in the university. Students staged protest before the team and burnt effigy of vice- chancellor BK Kuthiyala for providing jobs to persons of a particular ideology. Students told the team members that there were only 28 teachers in the university and the number of peons is 75. No facility is provided to students despite heavy fee charged from them.

They said the university was opened for journalism and mass communication but the number of students in computer and management courses is higher than.

Students to decide whether semester system will continue

The state government will seek view of the students on semester system Sources said, the department of higher education issued instructions to teachers to conduct such referendum in classes whether the semester system is good or bad, as it received complaints from students about the system introduced two years ago. The new system of examination had put the academic system out of order. Also, the DHE will hold public hearing for students in universities to redress their grievances and depute teachers as per the number of students in colleges. Rationalisation of courses will be done in coming days. Sources said the department had issued order to cancel all deputation of professors.

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