With an aim to understand the “necessities and expectations” of the students fraternity of the university and improve facilities at the campus, the MSU authorities on Saturday held a series of meetings with the representatives and office bearers of the students’ organisations and union representatives, seeking their suggestions and resolving to implement them within the time limit of six months with the help of a task force created for the same.
The unique exercise was undertaken a day after Finance Minister Saurabh Patel exhorted the university to prepare for “competition” from the universities being set up at Padra near Vadodara under the state government’s initiative of setting up a “knowledge hub.” It comes a day after the Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh was given a second term of three years.
Following detailed discussions that went on for over five hours, student leaders have been asked to submit their suggestions regarding the infrastructure, classroom, and academic facilities and their view on improvement of the overall academic functions of the varsity in writing within a week. A task force, comprising the university’s Syndicate members, will look into them and prepare to implement them within six months. Among several suggestions received form student fraternity were on-time result declaration, better women amenities on the campus, operational and upgraded microphone systems in the classrooms, common rooms for girls and students’ common rooms facilities at each faculty, establishment of placement cells at each faculty and an online placement registration portal, dissemination of information regarding examination dates, time tables, results etc., through bulk SMS to students, better canteen facilities, and extension of Wi-Fi internet facilities, among others.