IT help sought
G. NARASIMHA RAO
With a huge problem facing him as far as the Examinations Section is concerned and a computer science professor as Registrar, Vice-Chancellor Beela Satyanarayana has decided to entrust the job of clearing the mess in the department to the young and energetic P.V.G.D. Prasada Reddy, who took charge recently.
For the next three months Prof. Prasada Reddy will be on the job of computerising the section. AU, after announcing results of degree and PG examinations in the double quick time for the last two years, cut a sorry figure as the announcement of results of the just concluded academic year got delayed for more than a month thanks to the private agency entrusted with the job failing to be prompt and the faults within the university, and there was a further delay regarding PG examinations.
Students approaching the university to get marks sheets and other certificates complain of inordinate delay. All the problems are expected to be solved once the computerisation is completed.
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Prof. Prasada Reddy is also entrusted with the task of introducing biometric system of registering attendance in the departments.
This method is bring introduced to keep a check on the attendance of non-teaching staff who allegedly do not remain in the departments during working hours, leading to the delay in office work.
Some also point out that not only the indifference of the employees but also the lack of sufficient staff is the reason for the work getting delayed.
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Circulars through email
The AU administration is thinking of sending across its circulars and notices to the academic and other departments through email. All HoDs, if not all the faculty members, have been provided with personal computers and net facility and the circulars, etc. would be emailed to them. Before doing so the AU administration will make sure that the connectivity is available all the time as there are some complaints regarding net facility.
By sending circulars, etc. through email the delay in sending them through messengers would be eliminated. Teachers say the Despatch Sections takes three to four days to deliver the letters.
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V-C and Registrar to visit departments
Probably for the first time, AU has both the Vice-Chancellor and Registrar from the AU College of Engineering.
This makes AUCE happy but both of them, particularly Dr. Prasada Reddy are not familiar to the faculty, students and staff of other campus colleges.
To get familiar to all, Prof. Satyanarayana and Prof. Prasada Reddy are planning to visit departments of all campus colleges and meet the teachers and others.
Prof. Satyanarayana is also conducting a meeting of Chairmen of Boards of Studies of all departments soon. This meeting is likely to be held on August 13. Before attending the VC’s meeting, the Chairmen will conduct meetings of their respective Boards of Studies.
The campus colleges are also getting ready to face the visit of UGC’s XI finance committee. The HoDs have been asked to prepare their requirements for the visit, expected to be held from August 18 to 20.
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Students to leave for US
Four students of AU-Kansas State University twinning programme in MS (molecular biology and biotechnology) are all set to leave for the US university to study the second year of their course, after completing the first year here.
U. Lakshmi Deepthi, K. Chakravarthy, B. Shiva Sai and T. Gangadhar, each has been awarded a full fellowship of 14,000 US dollars and full tuition fee waiver.
Prof. Satyanarayana congratulated the students when they met him along with Advisor, International Students’ Affairs M. Jagannadha Rao and others. Prof. Rao said te students have been given priority in admission and their visas have been cleared with out a hassle.
Principal of AU College of Science and Technology P. Rajendra Prasad, Prof. Prasada Reddy, Dean (academic affairs) D. Harinarayana, HoD of Biochemistry Hemalatha, Coordinator of the department Ramana and others were present.
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AUTA congratulates Sudhakar
President B.V. Appa Rao, secretary M. Prasada Rao and other office-bearers of the AU Teachers Association called on Prof. S.V. Sudhakara Rao of Social Work Department and congratulated him on being appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Dr. Ambedkar University set up at Srikakulam.
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