Bhubaneswar: In order to bring in reforms and far reaching improvements in the higher education institutions, the Odisha Government will not allow teachers to teach in private tuitions and coaching centers in the state.
Government teachers have to be more proactive in the institutions to bring in the best of the students. Regular parent teacher meetings will be held for bringing discipline among the students and avoid student unrest in campuses.
Speaking at the meeting of principals of the 52 government colleges of the state in Bhubaneswar, Higher Education minister Dr Arun Kumar Sahu has said that the teachers have to be present in the colleges for at least 7 hours daily to bring in a transformation in the higher education institutions.
Teachers have the responsibility to bring in the transformation and reforms. For this the government is contemplating a broader scheme.
The Minister in his day-long deliberations with principals stressed upon a number of issues that need to be addressed.
While publication of results at the earliest should be the priority, for this examinations have to be held on time and classes should not be disturbed in any circumstances. The minister, who had a meeting with the vice chancellors of the state universities earlier, said that principals have been asked to give their suggestions for improvement of the educational environment in the state.
They have also been asked to inform the minister about the problems faced in the colleges. The minister also informed that all the vacant posts of the colleges would be filled on a priority basis and steps in this regard are being taken.
Speaking on the occasion, higher education secretary Sarathi Mishra has said that, for development of the infrastructure in the colleges, negotiations are ongoing between RUSA, state government and the World Bank.
The Odisha Public Service Commission has been asked to select permanent principals for all the 52 colleges. The process of scrutiny of the names has also begun.
He also added that guest lecturers have been asked to take 450 classes annually and 50 classes per month.
The department has made it compulsory for biometric attendance system in all the colleges for which the World Bank had given financial assistance.