MCNUJC general council extends term of VC Prof Kuthiayala by 4 years
Council of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and
Communication (MCNUJC) on Thursday extended term of the controversial vice
chancellor Prof Kuthiayala by 4 years.
At a meeting of the
MCNUJC general council chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on
Thursday, Council member and president of Press Club of India Justice Markanday
Katju praised outstanding works undertaken by the university during last 4
years and put forth a proposal to extend term of Prof Kuthiayala by 4 years.
The Council passed the proposal.
On the occasion,
members of the council who have completed their term were honoured with shawls
and coconuts. Leader of Opposition Satyadev Katare, Higher Education Minister Umashankar
Gupta, Public Relations Minister Rajendra Shukla and members of the General
Council attended the meeting.
Chief Minister Chouhan
said that university’s progress was satisfactory. It has established itself as
the best journalism university in Asia. Constant efforts should be undertaken
to ensure that the university further improves as per international norms.
Extending heartiest greetings of new term to Prof Kuthiayala, the Chief
Minister hoped that the university would continue to move in the right
direction under his leadership.
He thanked members
on completion of council’s 4-year term. He said that state government would
provide grant to the university. Apart from the grant, respectable remuneration
of superintendents of exam centres of the university, examiners and
invigilators will also be fixed after consideration at suitable forum.
The General Council
decided that services of guest faculties would be sought on monthly honorarium
as per requirement. Rs 30 thousand per month salary will be given to professors
fulfilling UGC and AICTE qualifications and Rs 25 thousand per month to non-PhD
holders and those who have not cleared the NAT exam. University’s contractual
posts were abolished and sanction was granted to regular ones. Under Shrikant
Joshi Fellowship, Rs one lakh will be provided by Journalist Welfare Trust and
similar amount by the university.
meeting decided to constitute a committee headed by Public Relations Minister
for effective discharge of university-related works. Similarly, it was also
decided to constitute a committee to purchase building for Noida campus of the