Govt set to notify autonomy
# Hindustan Times, 20 November 2006
Dhanbad, November 19
The management of Birsa
Institute of Technology (BIT), Sindri would now not have to look up to
the state government before taking any decisions regarding the
day-to-day functioning of the institute. The decision of the institute
director in consonance with the board of governors (BoG) on any issue
would henceforth will be final. And, if indications from the institute
top brass are to be believed, this may become a reality soon, as the
state Science & Technology Dept is all set to grant functional
autonomy to the institute.
The institute had already
forwarded a proposal in this regard to the department about three months
back. The institute has also constituted the Board of Governors (BoG)
for running of the institute. Indicating some concrete steps in this
regard, the institute Director, Dr.S.K.Singh said that a notification
by the department in this regard is likely in a day or two.
Disclosing about the composition of BoG, Singh said, "Faculty
members from the premier engineering institutes of the country including
IITs besides the representatives of the government and industry people
have been included in the board".
Contacted, Director of
the Science & Technology Dept, Arun Kumar Sinha said that the
department was serious towards granting autonomy to the institute.
"The department besides providing administrative autonomy was also
considering giving financial autonomy to the institute", he added.
Elaborating on the issue,
senior professor and head of the department of mining, Dr.U.K.Dey said
that the autonomy will allow the institute to take decisions on all
issues including the appointment of teachers and staff. He, however,
said that granting financial autonomy to the institute was a matter that
should be considered seriously.