‘Autonomy to Nashik sub-centre of Pune University’

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Nashikites felicitate SPPU vice-chancellor Dr Gade
NASHIK : The Nashik sub-centre of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has finally received state government’s nod to function autonomously along with adequate academic and administrative powers.

A full time in-charge directors having powers of the vice-chancellor will be appointed for the purpose. The proposed ‘autonomous’ sub-centre will be operationalised fully to its capacity in the next 3 years after completion of formalities by August 31, said SPPU vice-chancellor Dr Wasudeo N Gade.

The SPPU vice-chancellor was replying to his felicitation after retirement, at divisional office of the SPPU on Sharanpur Road here. Vice-chancellor of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) Dr E Vayunandan, VC of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) Dr Dileep Mhaisekar and director of Vidya Vikas Mandal Dr V B Gaikwad were also present on the dais.

On the occasion, Dr Gade was felicitated by various students’ unions, office bearers of sub-centres and various academic institutions.
“With the cooperation of all, we could obtain a 62-acre land to establish an autonomous Nashik sub-centre of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) at Nashik. The Nashik sub-centre will function on the lines of the university’s main campus in Pune and will be bestowed with adequate academic and administrative autonomy to function a the university’s sub-campuses with setting up of facilitation centre and administrative office here,” Dr Gade said.

The SPPU will primarily focus on research and education with special emphasis on maintaining and improving educational standard, launching of new educational programmes, offering more optional subjects, arranging lecture-series of educational experts, he further said.

Implementation of the new right to education (RTE) Act is yielding good results as it has paved the way for decentralisation of authority, thus, opening new appointments of full time independent deans for separate faculties with added powers and authority to execute programmes and policies effectively and efficiently, Dr Gade added.

Among the dignitaries also present were MVP general secretary Neelima Pawar, Prin Gajanan Kharate, V N Naik education institute chairman Kondajimama Avhad, Prof Harish Adke, sub-centre coordinator Prof Raosaheb Shinde and Prof Khanderao Mhede besides representatives of students’ unions Ajinkya Gite and Bhushan Kale among others.

Bogus Ph.D a serious matter: Dr Gade
Bringing more transparency to its functioning, the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has developed a special software to present research reports and theses by the students in order to curb instances of bogus Ph.D. I respect the way the issue of bogus Ph.D has raised seriously by the state education minister on the backdrop of surfacing of certain cases of bogus degree holders in some of the universities in the state.
– SPPU vice-chancellor Dr Wasudeo N Gade

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