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Presidency Univ & Trinity College Tie-Up Together

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Presidency Univ & Trinity College Tie UP
The council of the highest decision making body of the university on Wednesday age a go-ahead for a tie-up for Trinity College and Presidency University. Vice Chancellor Malabika Sarkar said "The president of Trinity College will come to Kolkata towards the end of November in order to sign a MoU with Presidency University". The faculty exchange programme and student exchange programme will be the primary aim of the MoU, he added.

The council also ratified more than 70 names of assistant and associate professors who have been appointed in the departments of political science, geology, chemistry, mathematics, bio-chemistry, bio-technology, botany, zoology and physiology. Unlike in humanities where in subjects like English or History none of the teachers in Presidency College could make a cut, there is a marked improvement in the group of bio-science departments.

He said "A number of teachers from the college have found a place in Presidency University. More-over teachers who had applied from Jhargram Raj College or Bethune College have also been selected". "We filled up around 130 posts till Wednesday and hope to complete the first phase of selections by the next council meeting", he included.

The university authorities have now embarked on a mission to generate additional funds for the Presidency University. Sugato Bose, Chairman of the President University mentor group said "The appointment of professors in the distinguished chairs and heritage chairs which have been sanctioned by the state government will be given financial compensation at par with other centre for excellence. Thus, we will have to find sources for funding".

The university authorities have already sent three lists consisting of names of those teachers who had opted out, those who could not make a cut and those who have been selected from the college to the higher education department. Sarkar informed that "After Wednesday's selection, we shall have send another list of those who will have to be transferred to other government colleges".

Sugato Bose, Chairman of the Presidency University mentor group said "The appointment of professors in the distinguished chairs and heritage chairs which have been sanctioned by the government will be given financial compensation at par with other centre for excellence. Thus, we will have to find sources for funding".

The director of Tata Institute for Fundamental Research and sciences ans mentor group member Sabyasachi Bhattacharya also attended the council meet along with others.

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