Odisha Cabinet Approves Proposal Of Amendment To BPUT Act

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

The Odisha Cabinet approved an amendment to the BPUT Act, 2002, which will help to make sure the smooth functioning and academic distinction in Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT).

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was present during the cabinet meeting where he determined to produce the amendments to several provisions of the BPUT Act, 2002.

As per the reports in the cabinet meeting it has been proposed to redefine the Constituent college in the BPUT Act which will help the college to be established and controlled by the University to convert the status of Government engineering colleges from constituent colleges of BPUT and bring them under their separate autonomous Board of Governors for own administration.

From the date of commencement of this Amendment Act, CET Bhubaneswar shall discontinue being a constituent college of BPUT and shall be a joined college with its Board of Governors. The conventional designation of Professor, Reader, and Lecturer will be re-designated as Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor in line with the All India pattern and as per AICTE norms.

The report further embellishes that it was proposed to appoint an officer belonging to the Odisha Administrative Service, not below the rank of Joint Secretary to Government.

Suresh Chandra Mohapatra State Chief Secretary stated that they have received a proposal seeking an amendment to BPUT Act, 2002 which now has been approved. Before several governments engineering colleges were functioning as constituent colleges of BPUT and for their every single requirement, they needed the approval of BPUT. So now the constituent colleges have been redefined as affiliated colleges. The designation of Professor, Reader, and Lecturer has been re-designated. The term of office of the Vice-Chancellor, BPUT has been fixed at 4 years instead of the current term of 5 years.

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