Hit by financial crunch,the newlly appointed vice-chancellor of Jadavpur University,Abhijit Chakraborty,will be asking the University Grants of Commission (UGC) and Humarn Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal to increase the funds given to the varsity by 30 per cent. He would also seek special assistance fund from the Centre.
JU officials said at present around 16 research scholars of various departments could not carry out their research due to dearth of funds. They had recently complained about it to the V-C.
Chakraborty said this year JU received around Rs 400 crore,but the expenses increased to nearly Rs 410 crore. He said that compared to the salaries of those working in central universities,the salaries of teachers working at JU are very low and therefore his priority should be to increase the salary of the teachers so that they could retain them.
At present,there are many posts in JU which are lying vacant. The V-C had directed the officials to prepare a list of the number of vacancies in each department so that the vacancies could be filled up.
Apart from these,it was decided that the sub committees that has been formed as a result of the formation of the new statute should be functional within another two months. One of main priorities is to make the sub-committees functional so that administrative works could be carried out smoothly.