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Odisha Governor met the vice-chancellors of 17 universities at Raj Bhawan

Bhubaneswar22/5/18;: Odisha Governor and Chancellor of State Universities Satya Pal Mallik on Tuesday met the vice-chancellors of 17 universities at Raj Bhawan here. The Governor stressed the need to improve research activities to provide quality education to students and to conduct examinations on time.

The Governor asked all the VCs to check campus indiscipline and violence. A discussion was also held on the conduct of examinations, publication of results, academic exchange programme, distribution of certificates, filing up of vacant posts in universities, functioning of placement cell, internship programmes, setting up of sports complex in all the universities and maintenance of discipline inside the campuses.

The Chancellor is learnt to have asked the VCs to ensure that universities become a safe place for learning and intellectual growth; and not a battleground or safety hazard.

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The conference was conducted in Bhubaneswar with 17 Vice Chancellors of various Universities of the State and was chaired by Governor and Chancellor of Universities Satya Pal Malik. This was his first meeting with the VCs after taking charge.

Odisha Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Panda echoed the same views and agreed with the Governor’s remarks.

There were discussions regarding various issues which included conduct of examinations, publication of results, academic exchange programme, distribution of certificates, filing up of vacant posts in universities, functioning of placement cell, internship programmes, setting up of sports complex in all the universities and maintenance of discipline inside the campuses.

The Chancellor also urged upon the academicians to think globally and gain strength from the power of collective endeavour.

Ministers and Secretaries of various departments, including Finance, Agriculture, Health, Culture, Revenue, Higher Education and Sports and Youth Affairs participated in the meeting.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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