Venue : Central Placement Cell, Gandamunda, Bhubaneswar
Date : Sept. 14,2007, Friday
Time : 10:00 hrs.
Brief Decision

The meeting was chaired by Prof. O.N. Mohanty, Vice Chancellor, BPUT, Orissa.

Members present included the Principals of the various affiliated and constituent colleges as well as the two Secretaries of the Government of Orissa, Mr. M.C. Vasudevan, Principal Secretary to Govt., Science & Technology Department; Mr. Ashok Dalwai, Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Govt., Industries Department, Govt. of Orissa. The following broad decisions were taken :

As regards the results of the Fourth Year Pass-out students belonging to  both B.Tech. Regular and B.Tech. Lateral Entry batches, from out of the earlier declared “X” grade (detained) students, 554 students would now be declared eligible to receive their B.Tech. degrees, taking into account their Minimum Credit Point requirements.
With regard to Certificates for the Fourth Year pass out students with back papers, it was decided that Course Completion Certificates may be issued to such students mentioning the back papers.
With regard to first year students it was decided to allow up to 5 back papers (as against 4 according to the current regulation) for getting promoted to second year.
Anomalies pointed out in the case of “X” category (detained) students have now been rectified and their corrected status would be declared urgently.
It was decided to make answer scripts available to students of the “X” (detained) category. Since this number is going to be very large and would take time, at least one answer script per student would be made available as early as possible.
It was decided to appoint a Committee to make recommendations on a number of important items, based on the prevalent systems in the other state level Technological Universities (e.g. JNTU; VTU; Anna Univ.; Maharashtra Tech. Univ. and WB Tech. Univ.) & AICTE recommendations (wherever available).
   The broad Terms of Reference would be to examine the following and any other related matter
   *      Promotional Rules of BPUT
   *      The syllabus of some subjects of BPUT alleged to be “too tough” .
   *      The quality of input of students to BPUT.
   *      Nature of question papers
   *      Quality of evaluation of answer scripts
   The composition of the Committee
   Two Professors from BPUT system, one Professor each from IIT and NIT systems;
   one functionary from AICTE; one Sr. official of the State Govt. and the Registrar of the
   University (Member-Secretary).
   The Committee would submit its report within a month of its appointment.
BPUT would make all efforts to adhere to its academic calendar.
BPUT would negotiate with the IT-companies [e.g. Oracle (I) Ltd., Sun-Micro System and others] for providing Certification Courses at concesional rates. These would be available at various colleges and particularly the “X” category (detained) students could take full advantage of the same and obtain Certificates at the end of the training that have validity across the globe. This would improve their employability considerably apart from helping them in their domain subjects as well.
BPUT would take forward its initiatives on Faculty Training Programmes and also would make available both to the faculty and students the course contents developed at IITs (based on the curricula of the large southern state technological Universities) under the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) scheme of the MHRD, Govt. of India
Greater emphasis shall be given on attendance of students, making use of “Smart Cards”.
e- Systems to be introduced for maintaining a thorough record of weekly coverage of courses by the teachers at the college level.
Internal assessment at the college level would be conducted through on-line systems. The students would be able to know their scores immediately.
Utmost importance shall be attached to discipline by the students; they would be expected to discharge their duty as responsible members of the large family of BPUT.