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Kalyani University To Luanch Course On 'Good Governance'

2014-12-26 20:27


Kalyani, Dec. 26: Considering the need of time bound development and corruption free efficient administration, the Kalyani University is all set to launch professional courses on good governance from the academic session.

With this objective, the University has come up to set up a ‘Centre for good governance’ at its Kalyani campus, which is expected to start functioning from the March next year.

‘One of the main USPs of the program is to engage students in policymaking and explore policy options to raise efficiency and performance output through experimental projects for sake of time bound development and for a corruption free people friendly atmosphere”, vice chancellor of Kalyani University professor Rattan Lal Hangloo said.

The Kalyani University will be the state university in the country recognized by the University grants commission (UGC) to launch such a course.

The University will also launch a centre for media studies and a department of law in the new-year. The centre of media studies is expected to be inaugurated by eminent journalist N.Ram.

Vice chancellor Rattan Lal Hangloo said: “We are the first University in the country to begin professional courses on good governance. There are some courses launched by some private institutions on Good Governance. But, ours will be an almost different one as we have been trying to design the course to suit the need of a modern and efficient administration”

 “The centre for good governance being launched as a part of new academic initiative of Kalyani University which is which is on the path of progress with lots of renovation of infrastructural facility. We have observed that many officers working at different level in the administration are not quite able to deliver the expected results. A role of a government expecutive in particular has become enourmously important in development aspect. Many officers despite having good academic background are not capable to handle pressure for which their efficiency levels have deplored. Many have involved in corruption creating problems for administration resulting a fiascos for government polcies and plans. The Centre for good Governance will offer at least two types of courses – short term and long term to train staff of government departments, Private organizations, corporate institutions, NGOs, police and defence personnel”, Professor Hangloo said.

Speaking about the objective behind launching the courses on good governance, professor Hangloo said: “The country today need decisive leaders at the different levels in administrations. They need to deliver results on time bound basis efficiently for sake of development. This centre aims to train the working employees to desist from corruption networks, bring in more efficiency in processing of files, maintenance of offices, understanding of administrative nuances, sharing of responsibilities and transacting day to day matters and in evolving good public relations and services. We have designed the course considering such aspects and consulting top people in the state and central administration so that real leaders can come out who can bring in holistic development and progress. Our aim would be to develop leadership skill among professionals to run government and administration so that they can effectively engage with and solve the pressing policy issues”.

To begin with the University has decided to streamline the courses on ‘need based”.

“The courses will be designed as per the need of the agency or the interested individual working in government or in private sector, so that a panchyata official and a corporate executive can attend the course. The courses will include valuable teaching, case analysis, corporate exposure, real life experience sharing, presentation, collaborative learning and many other aspects. The short courses will be for at least for four weeks while the long terms course will be of six to eight weeks. We have decided to keep provision both for sponsored courses as well as on individual participation. However, the course fee and other details are yet to be chalked out”, Hangloo said.

To materialize the target to start courses within March next year, the University has already negotiating with senior IAS and IPS officers with good academic backgrounds to engage them as ‘faculty members’ and ‘resource persons’.

“We would also engage senior officers, management experts, police officers, defence personnel and some professors of our University as the resource persons”, said professor Hangloo.

According to a senior officer of the University, the centre for studies will start function at the centre for social science campus under the arts faculty. “We expect to function at own building with fully equipped smart classrooms by July next year’, the officer said.

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