Following Punjab and Haryana High Court directions,syndicate members of Panjab University,in a meeting on Saturday,reconsidered the appointment of the Controller of Examinations and unanimously approved the appointment of Dr Parvinder Singh to the post.
Approval for selections to the posts of professor and associate professor,in the Dr H S J Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital that was deferred in the last Syndicate meeting was also approved by majority vote on Saturday.
The members also decided that the present scheme of re-employment of teachers for a period of three years after superannuation can now be extended by another two years,effectively allowing them to work till 65 years of age. The extension,however,would be recommended only if a teacher receives a positive assessment and the Vice-Chancellor has been authorised to work out the parameters,on which,the assessment will be made.
The syndicate also approved initiating teachers evaluation system and agreed that only students who have 75 per cent attendance and have no compartment papers will be allowed to make teachers evaluation,which will remain purely between the students and the teachers concerned.
Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) promotions were also approved for UIET and Department of Computer Science and Applications. Promotions of programmers,system programmers,system analysts,working in various departments of the University were also approved.
The House accepted the recommendations of the concerned committee that a relaxation of 5 per cent in the aggregate marks of qualifying examination for admission to the courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level be allowed to students with certificate of national or international participation in sports competitions. The Vice-Chancellors proposal that keeping in mind the Foundation Day of the University,a special chance be given for improvement and completion of degrees within the next two years,that is from 2012 to 2014,was also approved.
For students,the body approved that the candidature of registered PhD candidates who could not complete their degree may be held in abeyance. They can now complete their degree within the period under the regulations,provided the research supervisor is available and finds continuation of the research academically worthwhile.