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Monday, April 1, 2013

UGB Gets Permanent Registrar

MALDA, 23 JAN: Since its setup, the University of Gour Banga (UGB) finally gets its permanent registrar. The post was so far being managed by teachers of the varsity temporarily. Bikash Mukherjee joined as the registrar of the University of Gour Banga yesterday putting an end to long standing debate over the said post. So far the crucial registrar post was being managed by the teachers of the varsity on temporary basis.

Mr Mukherjee was appointed a registrar in 2009 but later his appointment was kept in abeyance raising the allegation of plagiarism against him. Mr Mukherjee appealed to Kolkata High Court against the decision of the varsity.

Prof Tapas Chatterjee, former registrar of North Bengal University was appointed a registrar then. Later, Dr Apurba Chakraborty of the history department, Dr SS Bairagya of Education department and Dr Madhab Adhikary of History department acted as the registrars.

Finally, the vice chancellor Prof Achintya Biswas took the initiative to ensure the joining of Dr Mukherjee and the UGB eventually gets its first permanent registrar.

However, a section of officials believe that appointing Dr Mukherjee has opened a new avenue of controversy as the university council (UC), the approving authority of any appointment, was kept in dark about the appointment of Mr Mukherjee.

Mr Mukherjee conceded that he joined the post of the registrar yesterday.

But the officiating registrar Dr Madhab Adhikary, who was replaced by Mr Mukherjee, said, “Even I was kept in dark about Dr Mukherjee’s appointment. I was supposed to know about any appointment.”

A section of Trinamul Congress leaders also slammed the recruitment of Mr Mukherjee replacing dr Adhikary without any prior notice. They said that they would see the end of it.

However, the educationists concerned with the UGB expressed their content at Mr Mukherjee’s appointment. “We hope with this the UGB would have better functioning as now the varsity has a permanent registrar,” said a senior educationist.

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