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Friday, November 7, 2014

GBU teachers and acting registrar apply for full-time registrar post

Malda, 14 October, 2014: After the University of Gour Banga (UGB) registrar on additional charge Prof Shyamsundar Bairagya intended to seek release to join the Visva-Bharati University, senior teachers and officers have started knocking the doors of the ruling party and key-persons of the state higher education department to get selected for the post.

Meanwhile, in a twist to the GBU affair Prof Bairagya has applied for the post of permanent registrar also along with some of his varsity colleagues after the UGB issued an advertisement for permanent registrar and controller of examinations (COE).

An influential leader of district Trinamul Congress concerned with UGB affairs said, “It is true we have been approached by some teachers and officers of the UGB who are keen to be the registrar on additional charge after Prof Bairagya.”

However, he added that the ruling party was satisfied with Prof Bairagya’s performance in the capacity of registrar and wants him to continue working with the UGB.

UGB sources informed that 18 applications were received for the posts of the registrar and the COE. It has been learnt that former officiating COE Rajat Kishore De, former assistant COE Sadhan Saha, present officiating COE Sanatan Das and Prof Bairagya are among those 18 persons who applied for the posts.

Nine applications were received for the post of registrar and another nine applications were received for the post of COE.

But UGB sources informed that the authorities cannot go ahead with the appointment process of the permanent registrar as the matter has been legally stayed till 14 November.

Prof Bairagya said, “According to the order of the high court the appointment of the registrar cannot be taken up till 14 November. But there has been no bar in appointing the permanent COE.”

It may be mentioned that the post of the UGB registrar remained under controversy for long and as many as nine teachers of the varsity have so far served as the officiating COE.

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