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Fire breaks out at SBI branch in Sambalpur University

A fire broke out at Jyoti Vihar branch of State Bank of India (SBI) located on the premises of Sambalpur University at Burla due to short circuit on Sunday.

There three computers, five air-conditioners, fans, cash counter and furniture of the banks have been destroyed. However, cash and jewellery stored in the bank are safe. Reports said people, who were near the branch, first noticed smoke emitting from the branch in the afternoon and they informed the police. Subsequently, fire brigade was informed and two fire tenders rushed to the spot to put out the fire.

It took around one hour to bring the fire under control. However, property worth lakhs of rupees was destroyed. Branch Manager Uma Charan Behera said business of the branch will not be hampered and the bank will function as usual on Monday.

Sambalpur University +3 2nd year exam 2016 Results declared

The Sambalpur University has declared the result of +3 Second year University examination result of Arts/ Science/Commerce.

Student can check their results on the official websites – suniv.ac.in and orissaresults.nic.in.

Steps to check
Visit the  http://orissaresults.nic.in/sbp2nd16in.htm

Enter your roll number and submit it

Sambalpur University website hacked, complaint lodged with police

Cyber crime miscreants have hacked the website of the Sambalpur University and downloaded many important, secret documents. They have also gone to the extent of preparing forged certificates and mark-sheets and sell them to unworthy persons for huge amounts of money.

The matter came to light when a senior officer of the RG University of Technology, Dhanbad, Binod Kohli, visited here alleging that the fraud has been done in Jharkhand after hacking of the website. He produced some of the forged documents before the Sambalpur universityauthorities. He showed some certificate and mark-sheet copies to Controller of Examinations Prof Sisir Kumar Swain. It is further learnt Kohli also hinted about the techniques used by the unscrupulous elements for hacking the website and downloading certificates and mark-sheets.

Following this, the Sambalpur University authorities have lodged FIR in the Burla police station. “This is a very important matter, and we have taken it with all seriousness,” said Vice-Chancellor Prof CR Tripathy. Kohli further informed that the forged certificates have been downloaded from the website www.sambaluruniversitypgc.in/results.aspx, the official website of the university, for examination purpose. He also showed a certificate as sample and that belongs to a youth, Ajay Kumar of Jharkhand. The BSc certificate with registration number 54193655 also bears the photograph of the student.

“From the preliminary investigation, it has been confirmed that the certificate is a forged one. The photograph of the student was not printed in the mark-sheet or certificate earlier. The certificate of Ajay Kumar belongs to that time,” said Controller of Examinations Prof Swain.

The VC has also entrusted the responsibility of inquiry to an Assistant Registrar. “After the inquiry, the persons involved in the crime will surely be nabbed.

Sambalpur University introduces 2 new UGC-approved courses

Sambalpur University has introduced two new courses, Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Education and Certificate Course in Human Rights Education from this academic session.

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has approved both the courses. While the duration of thePG Diploma in Human Right Education is one year, a student will complete the Certificate Course in Human Rights Education in six months. Both the courses have 16 seats each.

The two courses will run in the PG Department of Political Science of the University. And along with managing the course, the faculty of the PG Department of political science will also teach the students in these two courses. Moreover, the authority is also planning to invite human right activists and guest faculties to teach the students.

“Several cases of Human Rights violation are reported on regular basis. The Western Odisha is a tribal dominated area. One can find many cases of human rights violation, tribal atrocity and woman rights violation in Western part of the state. Similarly, the displacement is also major issue in Western Odisha. And the displacements are also linked with Human Rights. Everyone should be aware about the human rights.

The introduction of these two courses will help in making the people aware about human rights and producing professional human right activists,” said a teacher of Post Graduate Department of Political Science, Rajat Kujur.

“Any graduate, who has secured 45 per cent marks in aggregate, is eligible to apply for the admission into these courses. Apart from the class room teaching, priority will also be given to gain knowledge through field visit in these courses,” he said.

Talking on the job opportunity, Kujur said that linkages with the industries and non governmental organisation would be developed to create job opportunity for the students of these two courses. This year, the University has received only 45 application forms for 32 seats of these two courses this year.

Sources in the university said, “There are 24 Post Graduate course in the University. And the University has received 30788 application forms for the 578 seats of the 24departments for the 2015-16 academic session.”

“The PG Diploma in Human Rights Educational and the Certificate Course in Human Rights Education are valuable courses. However, because of the lack of propagation, the two courses received poor response this year. Butmore number of students will apply for admission into these courses in the coming years,” said a student.

 

Central Status for Sambalpur Varsity Sought

Even as the State Government announced that an Open University would come up in Sambalpur, not satisfied with the crumbs the people of Western Odisha have reiterated their demand for Central university status to Sambalpur University.

The Open University was announced in a bid to pacify the agitators who have been demanding establishment of an Indian Institute of Management (IIM).

It was the Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan who had raised the issue during the foundation day celebration of Sambalpur University recently. He had said, “Since the university caters to backward areas of Western Odisha and will celebrate its golden jubilee after two years, there is a need for visible development in terms of education and infrastructure.”

A memorandum in this regard was also submitted to Pradhan by the members of Association of Students, Employees and Teachers (ASET) requesting him to pursue the matter with the Ministry of Human Resources Development.

Although the State Government had agreed on principle to confer the status on Sambalpur University around a decade back and sent a recommendation to the Centre, nothing has come out of it as yet.

The university has 180 colleges under it. Established in 1964, it is the only university in the State that covers the largest area of 12 districts in the region.

In 2004, the BJD Government wrote to the Centre, supporting the justification behind the demand. Again in 2008, the demand was raised by the students and teachers following the Centre’s declaration to establish a Central University in Odisha, but that was given to Koraput.

“Centralisation of the University will provide good exposure to students and largely contribute towards advanced research. Fee will also come down, particularly in self-financed courses,” said an official of Sambalpur University.

In the last five years, research in Sambalpur University had gone down due to lack of adequate number of teachers. The vacancies were filled up only last year.

Besides, it does not have accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), a quality rating autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC), as a result of which it is losing out on various UGC development grants.

NAAC accreditation for Sambalpur University ended in 2010 and it is yet to apply for re-accreditation.