The exclusion of the agenda pertaining to enforcement of the semester system at Panjab University and its affiliated college in the Senate meeting scheduled on Saturday has cast uncertainty over implementation of the system from the next academic session.
The issue was expected to come up during the Senate meeting as preparations to implement it have begun. The Fellows will also debate on the demands raised by some teachers regarding enforcement of rotation policy for the post of chairperson of the department. Two PU Fellows, Dr Ajay Ranga and Varinder Gill, had earlier protested outside the V-C’s office demanding implementation of the policy in UILS.
The demands of student organisations regarding roll back of fee hike and the proposed fee-hike will also be discussed. The varsity had proposed to implement a 20 per cent hike in fee for regular courses and 10 per cent hike in fee for self-financed courses, examination fee and hostel fee. The meeting is also expected to discuss the lathi-charge on students who were protesting against the proposed fee hike. The analysis of PU’s annual budget and implementation of the project related to setting up of research centres in colleges are among the other agenda items that are to be discussed.