RGU gets full-time VC as Prof Saket Kushwaha assumes charge

RGU gets full-time VC as Prof Saket Kushwaha assumes charge

RONO HILLS, Oct 4: The nine-month-long wait for Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) has finally ended on an optimistic note as the lone central university of the State today got a full-time Vice Chancellor with the appointment of Prof Saket Kushwaha, who assumed charge this evening.

The RGU VC’s chair had remained vacant since the past nine months following former vice chancellor Prof Tamo Mibang’s retirement.

Prof Kushwaha is a former VC of L N Mithila University, Darbhanga, Bihar and head of Agriculture Economics Department, Institute of Agriculture Sciences, Banaras Hindu University.

He was given a touching reception here at the Administrative Block gate by the RGU Students’ Union, RGU Employees’ Association, RGU Research Scholars’ Association, RGU Teachers’ Association, administrative officers and others.

In a brief interaction session, the new VC assured that the next five years will be fruitful in all possible ways. No teacher or student will suffer during my tenure, he said.

“Things are not always complicated, students and teachers are not opposites; they are complementary to each other with equal roles to play for the growth of the University. Teachers’ salary, funds from MHRD, student welfare schemes and any other matters related to the university shall be made visible on the university’s website,” Prof Kushwaha said.

Speaking to the students’ union representatives, he said that an e-mail ID will be dedicated for them to redress their grievances, which he will personally supervise so that no students undergo any depriving situation during his time.

“Justice will be delivered in any case. I will never jump over your genuine points if you are able to address it to me with positive justifications,” Prof Kushwaha told the students.

Meanwhile, the RGUSU, which has been spearheading the movement demanding a regular VC, has warmly welcomed the new VC and said, “With his arrival comes a ray of hope for all of us. We have huge expectations from the new VC and we will be extending full cooperation to him so that the campus flourishes.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *