Published On: Fri, Mar 23rd, 2012

Culcutta University should get Centre of Excellence status : West Bengal Governor

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The 150-year-old Calcutta University should be given the same special status as the Presidency University and likewise nurtured as a centre of excellence suggested West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan.

“Given its achievements, there is no reason whatsoever why Calcutta University should not be treated on the same footing as Presidency University in all matters,” he said while addressing the annual convocation programme of Calcutta University.

Narayanan, who is also the chancellor of the Calcutta University, said Calcutta University was “already the crown jewel of institutions of higher education today. It, therefore, should be given the same special status and nurtured as a Centre of Excellence – something which is proposed to be done for Presidency University,” he urged.

The university was founded in 1857, Narayan said its curriculum should be intellectually exciting and altercations should be made in teachings and research that Mwould be in sync with its exalted status.

[Source: Sify]