Indore: In view of National Assessment and Accreditation Council ( NAAC) peer team’s visit to the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya ( DAVV) for renewing its accreditation, the university has constituted 12 committees that would play their respective roles during the three- day stay of the visiting team here.

Take note: The peer team is coming to the DAVV on January 15 to assess its standards. The committees include committees for hospitality, welcome, secretariat, souvenirs, cultural programme, media, alumni and parents, escort and budget.

The university has roped in nearly 35 professors in the committees, including member secretary of Internal Quality Assurance Cell Prof Rajkamal, registrar RD Musalgaonkar, dean student welfare Dr Rajeev Dixit, PhD cell incharge Ganesh Kawadia, Prof Ashok Sharma and others.

Awarded Grade B by NAAC in 2008, the DAVV’s accreditation status expired on September 16, 2012.Following its application of re- accreditation, the NAAC is sending its ninemember peer team to the university to assess its standards.The university is eyeing Grade A this time and is leaving no stone unturned for the same.

Staff unhappy with cancellation of holidays

The university administration has cancelled Saturday and Sunday holidays of its non- teaching employees in view of the peer team’s visit to its campuses.

However, the decision is not going down well with the employees. The DAVV Employees ( non- teaching) Association said that there was no need for cancellation of the holidays as all preparations for the peer team’s visit are over. It has been learnt that the employees are also unhappy with the amount sanctioned for the working on holidays. “ The wages are fixed at Rs 14 per hour which is very less,” an employee wishing anonymity said. It is to be noted that the university had cancelled leave of teachers and holidays as well some one month back. However, they did not protest the university’s decision.

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