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New Campus for GM University in Basantpur

For the new campus, a land of 50 acres has been identified at Basantpur, near to the proposed permanent location of IIM Sambalpur campus, this new campus will be the 2nd campus of the GM University acheter viagra le moins cher.

The second campus will come up in 50 acres of land at Basantpur and the identified land is currently under the control of Department of Animal Resources Development. During his recent visit to the existing GM University campus, Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigraphy was apprised about the land selection and he has entrusted the district administration to expedite the process of transfer of the land besides, submit the required proposal to the State Government.

Under the ambitious Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the GM University has received the first phase grant of Rs 55 crore for infrastructure development. While one-fourth of this fund will be spent on the renovation of the existing campus, the rest amount will be spent on development of infrastructure of the second campus.

The GM Autonomous College was this year upgraded into an university. Deputy Registrar of the university Uma Charan Pati said new courses will also be introduced in the coming years, which require additional class rooms and laboratories. Since the existing campus over 38 acres of land does not suffice for expansion, it is important to develop a second campus, he said. The university currently has 5,300 students on its rolls.

He said that the Gangadhar Meher Junior College, which is now functioning out of the GM University campus, will also be relocated and would be shifted to Professors Colony at Budharaja.

The GM University is now offering 18 undergraduate courses, 16 postgraduate courses, seven MPhil courses and three pre-doctoral courses besides, five self-financing and three vocational courses.

Sambalpur University puts off convocation for lawyers’ strike

Sambalpur University has postponed its convocation scheduled to be held on September 25 till further notice.

“Due to unavoidable circumstances, the 26th Convocation of Sambalpur University scheduled to be held on September 25, 2013, is postponed until further notification. The inconvenience caused is highly regretted,” PRO and political science lecturer Rajat Kujur said on Saturday. He said the vice-chancellor had received a communication from the chancellor’s office asking the former to postpone the annual event.

Sources in the university said the decision was taken in view of the lawyer’s strike in western Odisha. In a related development, the students’ association of Gangadhar Meher College is planning to boycott the coming students’ election supporting the lawyers’ agitation.

Strike enters Day 3, Nuapada too joins

The third day of agitation by the lawyers of Sambalpur Bar Association saw students of GM College boycott classes and close down the college over the High Court bench demand.

They staged demonstration outside the college shouting slogans against the State Government. Offices and courts remained closed while relay hunger strike launched by the lawyers with support from different political parties continued. Similar reports were received from Deogarh, Jharsuguda and Bargarh.

At Nuapada, lawyers on Thursday decided to join the agitation of the HC bench. The decision was taken at a meeting held here. It was attended by Nuapada BJD MLA Rajendra Dholokia, BJD district president Prasanna Padhi, District Congress Committee president Saroj Sahu and district BJP president Ashok Mitra, besides members of the Bar Association. It was also decided that all State Government offices and courts will be closed from Friday.

It meeting decided to lock up offices of Khariar NAC and Khariar Road NAC to prevent filing of nomination for ULB polls. The political parties agreed to withdraw nominations if those were filed till date.

GM College now Wi-Fi enabled campus

The Gangadhar Meher (GM) Autonomous College here on Sunday made Wi-Fi-enabled. While inaugurating the system, vice-chancellor of Sambalpur University Prof B C Barik said with the modern gadget, students of the institution would remain updated round-the-clock.

“GM College is the first government college in the state to have Wi-Fi facility on campus. We have already installed the system but today we formally launched it on the 70th foundation day of the institution. We are proud that our students can remain online 24X7,” said by principal of the institution.

The principal said a computer hub has also been set up in the college, so that students can visit any educational sites to get latest information. “We have also have printing facilities through outsourcing where students can get printouts with a nominal cost of Rs 3 per  page,” Mishra said. The college awarded gold medals to 45 toppers of various departments.

After a long time, Polls in GM College

Gangadhar Meher(GM) College, SambalpurAfter a long time around 15 years, Student Union Election start again in GM College, sambalpur. It is a good thing that the polls start again, but students are not happy because of the college authorities have not publicised the democratic process, triggering large-scale resentment among students.

Some student leaders alleged that as the students were kept in the dark about the poll, only 10 students have filed their nominations. No nomination was filed for majority of posts, including that of president.

“We are thankful to the minister and department secretary for accepting our demand to hold students’ union election. But the college authorities did not follow due procedure as a result of which many students remained in the dark. So we demand that the college authorities begin the procedure of the election once again by providing sufficient time to students,” Saurav Mahaptra, convener of the Western Odisha Students’ Joint Action Committee said on Sunday.

Principal of the college G D Mishra refuted the allegation and said he has taken every step to hold the election in a democratic way. Mishra informed that out of the total 10 nominations he received, barring two nominations for posts of secretary and vice-president, all other nominations were rejected during scrutiny.

Jay Kumar Bhoi has been declared vice-president and Swastik Pandey general secretary uncontested as they were the only ones in the fray, Mishra said. He said all the others posts will be filled through selection.

Meanwhile, students have decided to demonstrate on Tuesday to put pressure on the college authorities to allow them to file their nomination papers once again for the college election.

Campus election in the college was last held in 1997. That year the poll was suspended, however, following the murder of a student during election campaign.