As the two-day conference of the Vice Chancellors of the central universities concluded, the honorable President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, addressed the Vice Chancellors
The honorable President asked the VCs to act as 'gurus' to inspire their students and guide them.
"VCs should feel empowered and use the administrative and moral authority vested in them to make these universities islands radiating excellence in their spheres of influence," he added.
He also asked the Ministry of Human Resource Development to take instant action and fill the vacancies of the VCs in the institutes. He said that the appointment of the teaching staff and other required faculties must be completed within 6 months.
He asked the HRD Ministry, UGC and the VCs to implement the changes.
Smriti Irani, Minister, Human Resource Department will conduct an assessment meeting to analyze the achievement on his proposal.
The honorable President recommended that all the activities towards National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC) must be completed within the term of 6 months and the database of the alumni must be established within the next quarter.
He said that the appointment of nodal officers for the rankings must be appointed within 30 days and the construction of centers of excellence to be sent within 60 days.