Governor critical of lack of facilitates in private varsities

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: Governor BD Mishra has expressed disappointment over the functioning of many private universities in the state, with poor infrastructure and lack of basic facilities.
“Most of the private universities in the state do not have proper infrastructure, playfields, students’ extra curriculum facilities, befitting libraries and laboratories, and also the necessary amenities for girl students,” Mishra said during a meeting with Buragaon-Thrizino MLA Kumsi Sidisow at the Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday.
He said the private universities should have the students’ and the public’s interests supreme in their mind.
“They must display and ensure full and proper infrastructure in place before all other formal actions for the commencement of the universities,” the governor said.
He claimed that “a private university has offered distance BA and MA courses in political science for the MLAs, without charging any fee, and with the promise for arrangement of writing the examination for them.”
“Such offers woefully fall beyond the accepted academic norms and practices,” the governor said.
He said several complaints are being received from the public regarding the bad performance of many private universities in the state, “and this must be rectified by the private universities concerned.”
Mishra said private universities that are already functioning or are planning to open in Arunachal should have the requisite staffs, faculties and structures before starting admission of students.
“Unless these prerequisites are ensured by the private universities, they will be hurting the academic faith of the people and the students of Arunachal,” he said.
The governor advised Sidisow to visit the private universities in the state and suggest measures for improving the infrastructural facilities and quality of education. (Raj Bhavan)