BHUBANESWAR: Governor and Chancellor of Universities SC Jamir on Thursday expressed serious concern over campus violence and unrest and urged the Vice-Chancellors to be strict in their administration.
Addressing the Vice-Chancellors Conference here, Jamir said he echoes the concerns of 'parents and students in this matter because university is an open and safe place for learning and intellectual growth, not a battle ground or safety hazard.
University authorities have to be strict and see that all persons on the campus, whether administrators, faculty, students or employees, are subject to the law and regulations of the institution, he said.
The Chancellor said he expected dynamic leadership from the VCs who must take responsibility and be accountable for their decisions. To build world class universities, a vision and mission is important. Leadership, he said, is central to providing an institutional vision and galvanise academic consciousness among faculty and students.
Jamir also stressed on improvement in quality of teaching as well as research which he said are at the heart of knowledge in a university. He urged the academic community to gain strength from collective endeavour.
Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat and Higher Education Minister Prdeep Panigrahy also spoke.