SILCHAR, Oct 31 - In a major move towards responding to the long-standing demand of the people of Barak Valley, the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India has sanctioned four posts of Assistant Professor for the Department of Performing Arts at Assam University Silchar during the XII Plan period.
While informing about the development, Prof Somnath Dasgupta, Vice-Chancellor of the university said that this indeed is a big achievement for the people of this valley who have been raising the demand for starting the department. �Barak Valley bears a rich cultural legacy and with the opening of the Department of Performing Arts, the future talents coming to this university will get an exposure to hone their skills from the professional experts engaged in teaching at the university,� Prof Dasgupta said.
He added to say that though the department could be opened anytime soon, classes will only begin from the next academic session.
The Vice-Chancellor also said that the issues with the Bar Council of India regarding faculty positions at the Department of Law have been sorted out and six posts of assistant professors have been allotted to the department. Further, two assistant professor posts have been allotted to the Department of Urdu which is also due for opening. It may be mentioned that the teaching positions have been approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).