“Visva-Bharati badly needs full-time V-C”: Sen

17 Feb 2018

Officiating vice-chancellor of Visva-Bharati University Prof Sabujkali Sen today said the institution, which had been functioning with acting v-c for the past two years, badly needed a full-time one.
After vice-chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta was dismissed from the central university in February 2016, Prof Swapan Kumar Dutta became the officiating v-c and Sen assumed the same charge on February 3 after his retirement. "Visva-Bharati has been functioning under acting v-c for two years. It badly needs a full-time v-c," Sen, also the senior most director of the university, told PTI.

She said her job as the officiating v-c is to ensure that the full time v-c, whenever he or she is appointed, does not face a huge backlog of work. "My term is not for long," she said without elaborating.
Sen, who was in the city to attend an executive council meeting of the university, said the meeting was held during the day to discuss ways to implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations by March and the economic demands of casual employees. (PTI)