In an attempt to press their demand for conversion
of Patna University in a central University, PU teachers will launch a protest.
It has been decided in a meeting of Patna
University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) that a day-long dharna will be organized
at the university office by the teachers. A memorandum listing the demand will
be sent to the President, Prime Minister, Lok Sabha Speaker, Union HRD
minister, Bihar governor and chief minister. A delegation of the association
would also meet the chief minister in this connection.
“Conversion of PU, the seventh oldest
university of the Indian sub-continent, into a central university has remained
a long-cherished dream of most intellectuals, academics and politicians of the
state and even CM Nitish Kumar has backed this demand on several occasions in
the past. But this demand has always been ignored by the Centre even though
several state universities have been converted into central universities in the
recent past,” said PUTA general secretary S B Lall.
PUTA also asked vice-chancellor to expedite
the promotions of teachers as associate professors and professors under
[Source: Times of India]