|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Dec 13: Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) has suffered major setback during the tenure of incumbent Vice Chancellor, Prof R D Sharma, as examination wing of varsity was slapped fine of Rs 23 lac for delay in submission of R/R of undergraduate courses.
Highly placed sources in University informed Early Times that first time in history of DDE a huge fine for mismanagement was imposed by the examination wing.
"Kindly refer to your letter No DDE/Adm/17/2458 dated 10/11/2017, regarding submission of R/R of undergraduate 1st and 3rd semester for the session 2017-18. In this connection, it is to intimate that you have submitted the late R/R without depositing late fee. You are therefore, requested to deposit the late fee Rs 23,00,900", copy of letter written to Director Distance Education.
Sources said that the job of concerned course coordinator is to submit the R/R timely, but in the absence of accountability, the so called A+ Grade University suffers badly. "Rs 13,37,980 is the fine for 1stsemester, while Rs 9,62,920 for 3rd semester", they said.
They further said that it speaks of complete of accountability during the tenure of incumbent VC. "Earlier, two PG Courses, run by the DDE were discontinued, leaving thousands of students on the mercy of god", said a senior Professor and added that those were failure for PG courses being inefficient are enjoying additional charges. "Coordinator, PG Political Science, Associate Professor, V.V.V. Nagendra Rao, was made I/c director Department of strategic & Regional Studies in May this year, while the coordinator of PG Economic Prof Jasvir Singh also enjoying VC's patronage.
"The previous director, took up the matter to restart PG Courses, with UGC and other authorities, but his untimely death pushed the initiative into oblivion" they said adding that due to failure of administration to fix responsibility, the University was suffering