JORHAT, Jan 11 - As the Assam Women�s University (AWU) is yet to get necessary government funds and required infrastructure, faculty members of the varsity on Sunday appealed to the Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi, to solve their problems which have �adversely affected� the working condition at the institution of higher education.
Submitting a memorandum to the Chief Minister at the Jorhat circuit house on Sunday, several teachers of the university told him that the only women university of the north-eastern region had been confronting with many challenges for paucity of funds, lack of permanent staff for teaching and non-teaching activities.
While inaugurating the university on September 11, 2014, the Chief Minister promised to provide all kind of help, including finance, for making it an institution of excellence. However, the State Government could not regularize the jobs of teachers and non-teaching staff in the last 16 months.
According to the teachers, though the approval of regularization of 78 teaching posts and 32 non-teaching posts were approved during the AWU court meeting, the Finance Department of the State is yet to consider the approval.
�Regularisation of 78 teaching posts and 32 non-teaching posts, which were approved in the court meeting of Assam Women�s University, are now under consideration of the State Finance Department,� the memorandum stated.
As the AWU started graduation and post-graduation programmes in various subjects like travel and tourism, mass communication, business management, information and computer science, cultural studies and fine arts, fashion design and technology, English literature and psychology, exclusively for female students, guardians from the nooks and corners of the State prioritized the institution for quality education of professional and non-professional studies.
In the memorandum, the faculty members also stated that the Government is yet to release over Rs 1.29 crore of grant-in-aide for the university which was allotted earlier.
For infrastructural development, the faculty members appealed to the Chief Minister to take proper initiatives for the release of Rs 5 crore under the scheme of Assam Infrastructure Financing Agency.