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Campus Jottings

Recruitment of teachers likely

G. NARASIMHA RAO

Admissions into the PG courses of Andhra University concluded and the campus is in the process of getting back into its normal academic activity after summer vacation and the freshers attending classes and getting used to the university atmosphere. As the academic year has commenced, Vice-Chancellor B. Satyanarayana is reportedly planning to fill up the 127 vacancies of teachers posts, a process pending for a long time. A notification on recruitment is expected very soon. Those waiting for this opportunity for a long time and heard about the university's plans for recruitment wish that this comes true at least this time. Some were of the opinion in the past that the AU administration would not go for recruitment of teachers as it would not be further burdened as is implementing enhanced pay-scales for the teachers. But later there are strong indications that the vacancies of teachers will be filled up. Along with recruitment of teachers, the AU administration is expected to conduct the Career Advancement Scheme interviews. Some teachers who are due to get promoted as Professors or Associate Professors will be benefited. The V-C is also against retired professors and other senior faculty members joining their respective departments as Teaching Associates. Prof. Satyanarayana wants youngsters who have completed their PG or PhDs and on the lookout for a job be given an opportunity. NSS Advisor

Director of Union Government's Department of Youth Affairs and National Advisor to the NSS, Sharada Ali Khan, visited the AU campus recently and while participating in a programme organised the AU NSS unit, she advised the youth to work hard and behave in a responsible manner in nation building. AU NSS Programme Coordinator P. Ramachandra Rao, NSS State Advisor K.Rajendran, Training Coordinator NAD Pal, District Programme Officer V. Narasimha Murthy and NSS Programme Officers of several colleges participated. At another programme, Prof. Satyanarayana inaugurated a 10-day awareness and training programme for NSS POs. Prof. Ramachandra Rao, Mr. Rajendran, Prof. Venkata Subbaiah, Dr. Narasimha Murthy and others were present while Dr. Pal welcomed. POs from 40 universities are attending the programme.

New premises

Prof. Satyanarayana inaugurated the north block of Department of Computer Sciences and Systems Engineering of AU College of Engineering. Principal of AUCE G.S.N. Raju, Principal of AU College of Science and Technology P. Rajendra Prasad, Registrar P.V.G.D. PrasadaReddy, HoD of CSSE M. Shashi and others were present.

Aditya students do well

Aditya Degree College here, whose students are doing well in various entrance tests, has secured good ranks in the admission test of Hyderabad Central University also. A. Srinivas stood first in the OBC category in the plant biotechnology and animal biotechnology, Principal N.V. Venugopal informed. IIPA foundation day

The local branch of Indian Institute of Public Administration celebrated its foundation day on July 9 with Director of AU Academic Staff College G. Ramachandrudu as chief guest. He spoke on the ongoing census operation, the unique ID and the National Population Register. A column for OBCs might be introduced in the census, he felt. Professor E. A. Narayana of Department of Politics and Public Administration presided.

Ethiopian gets Ph.D.

Andhra University awarded Ph.D. to an Ethiopian national for his research in education. Demis Zergaw has done his Ph.D. on the topic “a study of the influence of some background and environmental factors on academic performance in the College of Education, Addis Ababa University”. A senior professor and the then HoD of Education N.Venkata Rao was his research director.

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