In a key determination, the College of Allahabad (AU) has determined to take back the land it allotted to Vigyan Parishad over seven decades in the past because the land has turn out to be “a hub of economic actions”.
A decision to this impact was accepted by the apex decision-making physique of the central varsity—the Govt Council—in its assembly on Tuesday, the college officers mentioned.
Established in 1913, Vigyan Parishad’s main goal is to “propagate scientific ideology” in India.
The college’s spokesperson, Prof Jaya Kapoor, mentioned, “Within the EC assembly, it was resolved that Vigyan Parishad was given the land to deliver out a scientific journal. The physique has been flouting the by-laws resolved by the EC whereas allocating the land in its decision in 1952. Presently, no journal is being introduced on the market nor are some other accepted actions being carried out on the premises. As a substitute, the land is a hub of economic actions.”
“The EC firmly and unanimously resolved that the land be taken back…” she added.
‘Journal, journal being introduced out recurrently’
Officers of Vigyan Parishad, in the meantime, refuted the allegations. “The allegations levelled by the college are baseless. A science journal is being printed recurrently for the previous 109 years and a analysis journal is being introduced out for the previous 66 years. The June 2023 challenge too has been printed,” mentioned Devvrat Dwivedi, the secretary of Vigyan Parishad.
He additionally mentioned after the college lodged an objection towards industrial actions on the land in March this yr, they had been stopped and the college was additionally knowledgeable concerning the growth,”
In the meantime, the seventy fifth assembly of the EC, chaired by vice-chancellor Prof Sangita Srivastava, additionally accepted the appointment of 5 new school members within the arithmetic division.
The EC additionally agreed to lengthen the probation of all recently-appointed lecturers for 2 years from the date of their appointments. A high-powered committee was additionally shaped to look right into a grievance made to the Vice Chancellor towards Prof Arun Garg, who allegedly abused a scholar in his classroom.