Jammu Tawi, February 13
The Vice Chancellor of Jammu University (JU), Professor Ramji Dass Sharma who miserably failed during his three years stint, which is coming to end soon, has failed to do self introspection and instead indulging in blame game and goes to an extent of terming media as blackmailers.This was said by Dr Vikas Sharma, National Secular Forum (NSF) State President, while addressing a press conference here today. Dr Vikas Sharma said, “The Vice Chancellor have posted a comment on Facebook which says ‘Blackmailing section of press can’t do more than blackmail as it raises only blackmailing agents and true journalistic efforts’. It shows that how frustrated he is with himself and resorting to evasive attitude.”He mocked at the irresponsible way of using his Facebook wall to criticize newspapers in which he (Vice Chancellor) stated that a particular leading newspaper carried “mischievous and misleading information regarding UIET”. Slamming Prof Ramji Dass Sharma, Dr. Vikas said that instead of raising his fingers on the press, he should muster up courage to shun giving vent to his frustration via his Facebook wall and come openly for press conference before the press media to put forth his view point regarding UIET in order to clear the controversy surrounding the University administration working under him, he challenged. Sharing details with press media, Dr. Vikas stated that last year University College of Engineering and Technology started functioning in the premises Jammu University adjacent to the building of DDE in which 63 students took admission and have reportedly entered second semester after completing their first semester for which six teachers were appointed on contractual basis.Under such circumstances, is not it the responsibility of the university administration headed by incumbent Vice Chancellor Prof Ramji Dass Sharma to come forward to rescue the academic career of these enrolled students by taking strong stand before the government, Dr Vikas said adding that similar type of incompetence was shown by Prof Ramji Dass Sharma and did not take any stand when two PG courses of Political Science and Economics as well as M. Ed, B. Ed were closed down putting the career of thousands students in jeopardy, he rued.Since the fate of 63 students of UIET having passed first semester from Jammu university is hanging in balance, Dr. Vikas urged the Governor to intervene in the matter and enjoined upon the state government not to shift the University College of Engineering and Technology from the premises of Jammu university so that the academic career of these young students is saved from getting destroyed due to inefficiency of incumbent Vice Chancellor, he demanded.