Rejecting proposal sent by the Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) regarding admissions of the wards of the Kashmiri migrants,the PU Syndicate decided that there was no need for further relaxation as already five per cent of additional seats are present for Kashmiri migrant wards. This was decided in a seven-hour long meeting in which the Syndicate managed to discuss 25 issues out of a total 35.
The proposal had suggested that 10 per cent relaxation in the cut-off percentage in all the courses should be given to the wards of Kashmiri migrants. Moreover,the ministry had recommended that the intake capacity of such students should be increased by 5 per cent in courses. The government also proposed that one seat for wards of Kashmiri migrants should be reserved in technical professional courses and that domicile requirement be waived,the latter being one of the prerequisites to get admission in any course.
A Syndicate member,Dr Jagwant,said the House did not agree to the proposal as the letter that the varsity received spoke about providing the above-mentioned benefits for 2013-14. The letter was creating confusion and it seemed that the person who had sent the letter was not aware of already existing conditions and wanted to provide benefits to certain people.
Secondly,the House recommended that no affiliated college should be allowed to participate in the convocation to be organised by the Law Department of the varsity on May 19. It was held that most of the affiliated colleges will be getting show cause notices for committing irregularities so colleges should not be allowed to participate. The House recommended that only varsity departments should participate in the said convocation.
Raising questions about the decision of starting B.Com LLB course in University Institute of legal Studies (UILS),the House asked Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover to verify from the Bar Council of India (BCI) whether it will recognise the degrees awarded to the students. The Syndics said that they were not sure if the regulations for the said course had got the BCIs approval and maintained that admissions for the next session should be made after BCI verifies the same.
The House also formed a committee that will examine cases of all 190 affiliated colleges to the varsity to check if they comply with anomalies pointed out by the inspection committees. It was discussed that despite the fact that inspection committees point out irregularities in the colleges,they fail to build infrastructure and appoint faculty,as per the varsity and UGC guidelines.