West Bengal government established a four-member fact-finding panel regarding the unfortunate demise of a first-year student at Jadavpur University. This committee is expected to present its findings within a fortnight. Concurrently, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has requested a comprehensive response from the University administration concerning the incident.
Fact Finding Committee on Administrative Lapses of Jadavpur University order
Government of West Bengal
Department of Higher Education
Bikash Bhavan, 6th Floor: Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 091.
Memo. No. 794-Edn(U)/10M-75/2018 Date: 17th August 2023
The Competent Authority in the Department of Higher Education in the Government of West Bengal has taken serious views on the incident of unfortunate death of a first-year student within the campus of Jadavpur University due to alleged ragging which is under investigation by the Investigating Agency.
It has also come to the notice of the State Government about certain administrative lapses and infrastructure gaps at Jadavpur University. In order to identify the same and to ensure corrective measures, the Competent Authority in the Higher Education Department has constituted a Fact Finding Committee with the following members;
- Vice Chairperson (Academic), West Bengal State Council of Higher Education – Chairperson;
- Special Commissioner, University Branch, Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal;
- Director of Public Instruction, West Bengal;
- Member-Secretary, West Bengal State Council of Higher Education – Convenor.
The Committee will function with immediate effect and submit Report to the Higher Education Department within 02 (two) weeks from the date of issue of this Order.
This is issued with the approval of the Competent Authority.
Sr. Special Secretary
No. 794-Edn dated 17.08.2023, Source