Published On: Tue, Jul 31st, 2012

Presidency University Recruits Four More Teachers

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Presidency University has recruited four more teachers after the council approved the names, which took the total number of recruitments to 48. The new persons who have been selected are – Rajendra Kundu from Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, Prabesh Tamang from Darjeeling Government College and Mousumi Dutta and Gagari Chakraborty of Presidency College. Mousumi and Gagari had opted for teaching at the university.

According to Malabika Sarkar, vice-chancellor, Presidency University, the council also discussed in details the possibilities of the second campus in Rajarhat on the 10-acre land given by the state government. Apart from it, the council also proposed allocation of more funds for the five professors who will hold the distinguished chairs at the Presidency University. The university would try to generate more money through various agencies, to attract renowned teachers across the globe to these chairs, apart from the special package provided by the state government.There will be shuttle bus services to travel to the new campus, he added.

Further, other sources from the university said that, high-end science laboratories like bio-science and astrophysics may be built at the new campus along with a state-of-the-art conference center much on the lines of foreign universities. Though the varsity at the moment has no plans to shift undergraduate courses to the new campus, science students may need to travel to the new campus after class for to conduct laboratory work.

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