KL NEWS NETWORK
Addressing Teachers and Officers of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Prof Amitabh Mattoo, Advisor to Chief Minister said, “Universities are the Oasis of Knowledge,” adding that BGSBU is the dream University of the Chief Minister, who is also the Chancellor of the University and took the bold decision to make the University operational in 2004. He said it is the vision of the Chancellor that the University is achieving new heights in academics and research.
Pertinently, Prof Amitabh Mattoo has been involved with the setting up of BGSB University since inception.
The varsity is closed for classrooms work for last many days now after students alleged scandal in the varsity involving higher ups. When varsity authorities could not satisfy the concerns of students, the varsity was closed sine die.
Prof Mattoo, who is also Chairman of Search Committee for appointment of Vice Chancellor of BGSBU placed on record the contribution of Prof Irshad Ahmed Hamal during his tenure as Vice Chancellor of the University and assured the faculty that the Search Committee for the new Vice Chancellor is deeply engaged with the task and the new Vice Chancellor will be a person of highest academic standing.
Prof Mattoo said that no one shall be allowed to create instability on the Campus in future and people responsible for financial scams will be brought to the book at the earliest. Prof Mattoo said, “the dignity of the office of the Vice Chancellor and the Chair has to be ensured at all times.”
In interactive session, Prof Mattoo said, “I am Teacher, I am one of You.” He urged the faculty members to be motivated and optimistic so that excellence becomes the benchmark of success which should be passed on to the students, who are the future of the Nation.
Responding to questions from some teachers, Prof Mattoo said that e-Governance should be adopted by the University to bring it at par with international standards. He said that BGSBU is poised to be the Centre of Excellence in the sub-continent and time is not far when students from the entire sub-continent shall seek admission in the University.
He advised the Teachers to inculcate innovative measures and suggested that a Literary Club be established in the Department of English.
Prof Mattoo said that the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is deeply attached and devoted to BGSB University and there shall be no constraint in funding for academic growth and development of the University.