CUO is the central University of Odisha. The University is one of the most famous and renowned University in Odisha. Recently Koraput Lok Sabha MP Saptagiri Ulaka has raised the issue of poor funding to the Central University of Odisha. In addition to raising this issue, the MP has asked for about Rs 500 crore for the University. This amount will be used by the MP for the infrastructure development and construction of an integrated science complex. In addition to this MP has added that participating in the demand for the grants discussion, he said that the University requires grants from the Centre for the development of its infrastructure. Let’s look over the MPs demands in detail.
MP demands Grants Commission
MP Saptagiri Ulaka has said this issue has been raised since 2016-2017. The Univision of Odisha has approached the Ministry of Education. They have asked for Rs 442 crore in order to build the best infrastructure for the university. However, it was asked to approach the Higher Education Funding Agency to avail up to Rs 200 crore in the form of a loan of 10% of which needs to be paid by the University in 10 years from its internal sources of generation (IRG).
Large scale vacancies reservation
The MP has also raised the issue of a large number of vaccines. He added that these large scale vacancies are reserved for the members of the ST community in the University. In this context, he has asked and urged the Minister to expedite recruitment to these posts. He has also urged the Union Education Minister to intervene in this issue. Also asked for the establishment of a chair on Tribal Studies by the University. MP Saptagiri Ulaka has raised various such issues in front of the Center and various other departments for the development of CUO.
Saptagiri Ulaka Visit to CUO
When the MP visit the University various programmes have been held at the University. During his visit, a plantation programme has held in the university. He was welcomed with great honour and respect. After his visit to the university through his social media handle, he wrote about the infrastructural development in the university.