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Varsity seeks CM help for IIT tag - TOI, Nov 12 - Friday, November 11, 2005 at 21:43

Varsity seeks CM help for IIT tag.

By Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey/TNN

  • Emergency meeting of the varsity academic council held on Thursday.
  • For the first time ever leftist and rightist teacher's unions came together to pass the resolution backing the IIT aspiration of Besu
  • The Resolution and a covering letter were sent to chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee seeking his help
  • Copies of the resolution have been sent to state higher education minister & union HRD Minister.

For details click the TOI link [TOI, PDF]

Anandabazar Patrika, the leading Bengali Newspaper in Kolkata conducted an online Poll. Click on the following Bengali Link which shows 90%  supported IIT Tags for JU and BESUS. [Anandabazar Online Poll, PDF]

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Comments by Sumanta Chaudhuri , E. E.1977 from India on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 23:26 - IP Logged
It is a positive move in the right direction if Shibpur is to ultimately get the IIT Tag . It has to be intensified pressure created from the State Government's end on the Central Government covering both the HRD Ministry and as well as the PM .I am sure this move will take more concrete shape and we have to ensure the State Government at both the Ministry ( including the CM ) level and as well as the bureaucratic level is fully with us .The HRD Ministry also has to be persuaded . This is not a sentiment , but the only way of achieving the end result , just as IIT Gauhati was obtained by the State of Assam . At the same time the University Authorities has to give total dedication and take URGENT concrete steps for bridging the inormous lacunas in the functioning of the University to the desired level in both the academic and administrative areas . There is no time left and FIRE FIGHTING is necessary . We must all remember our aim is not only achieving IIT tag for Shibpore ( most of our alumni are equally competitive globally vis-a-vis the IITs ) but also make it again the foremost Engineering institution in India and as well as the entire South and South East Asia or even the Asia Pacific region . It is possible for Shibpore to ACHIEVE and we have to DO it . Alumni members will totally be a part of this even after getting the IIT tag .


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