Kumar Rajiv Nayan
Ara: Veer Kuer Singh University (VKSU), Ara, administration will start remedial classes very soon on the university
campus to prepare the poor but meritorious students for competitive examinations. Vice-Chancellor (VC), VKSU, Leela Chand Sah said that the remedial classes were run in the university long back with the aid of the University Grant Commission (UGC) but the UGC later stopped releasing grant for the purpose and so the classes had to be discontinued.
VC Sah said earlier, hundreds of poor but meritorious students benefited from the remedial classes and cracked different competitive examinations and are in jobs. The VC said that the UGC had given Rs 6 lakh this year to re-start the remedial classes and the VKSU administration is very serious about starting the classes soon. The VC said that the SC/ST students may attend remedial classes free of cost. Students reading in different PG classes of the VKSU may take admission in the remedial classes to prepare for different competitive examinations.
The VC said that the VKSU has administration directed the Principals of H D Jain College, Ara, and Jagjiwan College, Ara, to send proposals to start teaching of Bhojpuri at their respective colleges up to BA (Hons). After closure of Bhojpuri PG department in the university following the order of the governor cum chancellor of the universities as it was being run without approval of the chancellor, VC, VKSU, is planning to start it at graduation level. The VC said that once the proposals are received, they would be placed before the academic council for its approval. After the approval of academic council, they would be sent to the governor for his approval. The VC said the former head of Bhojpuri
PG department, Neeraj Singh, has been directed to prepare syllabus and draft regulation to start the UG Bhojpuri classes.