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VCs of West Bengal varsities form council to address issues of

Vice chancellors of 20 state universities have come together to form a council to coordinate the functioning of higher educational institutions and address issues of common concern. Twenty VCs have signed a letter to propose the formation of the West Bengal Vice-Chancellors Council (Upacharya Parishad), which would review academic infrastructure, admission processes and vacancies, council general secretary Subiresh Bhattacharya said on Tuesday. Jadavpur University VC Suranjan Das has been chosen as the president of the council, he said. Addressing a press meet, Bhattacharya, the VC of North Bengal University, said, We will soon sit for talks with state Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee to discuss the academic issues faced by the institutions and seek the government s cooperation for smooth functioning of the forum. Bhattacharya s announcement came a day after the VCs have their vivit to Raj Bhavan a miss, citing a new state government rule that does not ...

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