New initiatives at Gauhati University aimed at improving ranking
Authorities informed that the GU is undertaking a slew of new initiatives to improve the university holistically.
This includes a scheme which has been introduced to promote research among young faculty members in their respective fields. “The university has begun the scheme from its own funding to encourage young faculty to pursue research for publication. We are hopeful of seeing the benefits of these measures from the next round onwards,” informed an official.
Prof Amit Choudhary, however, attributed the university’s comparatively low ranking this year to the change in a few parameters for evaluation in the survey by the HRD ministry.
“We are satisfied but not elated with the outcome of the NIRF rankings. There is still a lot to be done. The Vice-Chancellor is also positive and is focussing on the long-term goals,” he said.
Another new initiative by the university is a consultancy policy for the faculty members. Authorities added that this is an important component of ranking the universities. Under this, consultancy groups will be formed comprising faculty members which will provide consultancy solutions to private agencies against a fee.
“During the process, the faculty will also get a practical insight and will get a direct linkage to the filed which, in turn, would improve their teaching,” informed an official.
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