Mukherjee to host conference of vice-chancellors of central universities
New Delhi, Feb. 4 : President Pranab Mukherjee will host a conference of vice chancellors of central universities for which he is visitor at the Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow.
Vice chancellors of 40 central universities will participate in the conference.
The agenda of the conference includes steps required to improve the quality of education and faculty in central universities to bring it on par with the top universities of the world, steps needed to extend the reach of education through extension work in contiguous areas, use of national knowledge network effectively in the central universities and suggestions to improve the visitor-university interface within the existing statutory framework of each central university.
The last conference of vice chancellors convened by the President was in 2003 during tenure of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam.
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Union Human Resource Development Minister Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju and Ministers of State for Human Resource Development will participate in the conference.
Chairman, National Innovation Council and Chairman, University Grants Commission will also participate in the conference.
List of Vice Chancellors attending the conference is as follows:
Aligarh Muslim University Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah,PVSM,SM, VSM.
Allahabad University Prof. A.K. Singh
Assam University Prof. Somnath Dasgupta
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Prof. R.C. Sobti
Banaras Hindu University Dr. Lalji Singh
Central University of Bihar Prof. Janak Pandey
Central University of Gujarat Prof. R.K. Kale
Central University of Haryana Prof. Mool Chand Sharma
Central University of Himachal Pradesh Prof. Furqan Qamar
Central University of Jammu Dr. S.S. Bloeria
Central University of Jharkhand Prof. D.T. Khathing
Central University of Karnataka Prof. S.S. Murthy
Central University of Kashmir Prof. Abdul Wahid
Central University of Kerala Dr. Jancy James
Central University of Orissa Prof. (Dr.) Surabhi Banerjee
Central University of Punjab Prof. Jai Rup Singh
Central University of Rajasthan Prof. M.M. Salunkhe
Central University of Tamil Nadu Prof. B.P. Sanjay
Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya Prof. N.S. Gajbhiye
Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya Prof. Lakshman Chaturvedi
Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University Prof. S.K. Singh
Indira Gandhi National Open University Prof. Gopinath Pradhan
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Prof. C.D. Singh
Jamia Millia Islamia Dr. Najeeb Jung
Jawaharlal Nehru University Prof. Sudhir Kumar Sopory
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya Dr. Vibhuti Narain Rai
Manipur University Prof. H. Nandkumar Sarma
Maulana Azad National Urdu University Prof. Mohammad Miyan
Mizoram University Prof. R. Lalthanluanga
Nagaland University Prof. Bolin Kumar Konwar
North Eastern Hill University Prof. A.N. Rai
Pondicherry University Prof. Chandra Krishnamurthy
Rajiv Gandhi University Prof. Tamo Mibang
Sikkim University Prof. Tanka Bahadur Subba
Tezpur University Prof. Mihir K. Chaudhuri
The English and Foreign Languages University Prof. Dr. Sunaina Singh
Tripura University Prof. Arunoday Saha
University of Delhi Prof. Dinesh Singh
University of Hyderabad Prof. R. Ramaswamy
Visva Bharati Prof. Sushanta Duttagupta.