The Thiruvalluvar University administration is in the process of preparing a statute to govern its administrative and academic activities.
Confirming that the process had started two months ago and three rounds of discussions were held, vice-chancellor of the university P Gunasekaran said, “After six or seven more sittings with syndicate members, we will have a final shape of the statute. It will take not less than three months to complete the process.”
The university, which functions as a post graduate extension centre of the University of Madras, follows the statute of that university.
The administration was also taking a draft of the statute framed by syndicate members into account. However, as the draft was much like that of University of Madras it is likely to see some changes.
“We are going through the statute draft of the syndicate and also studying statutes of various other universities in the State. We are modifying, correcting and adding new rules and regulations that suit our university,” the V-C added.
After outlining the statute, it would be placed before the academic council and syndicate committee for approval. After that, it would be sent to the Chancellor for final approval. “It will take nearly a year to complete all these procedures,” he |noted.
On 12-B status, Gunasekaran said that minimum requirement to apply for it was to have five departments. “We have invited applications for the post of professors, associate professors and assistant professors to fill 16 posts in five departments, including Maths, Chemistry and Zoology. Once we complete the process of recruitment, we will apply for 12 B status,” he said.
The V-C hoped to get 12-B status within a year and said they were planning to develop infrastructure of the university by constructing student hostels and a library. TU also envisaged introduction of innovative inter-disciplinary courses in the near future, Gunasekaran said.