IAS Ajay K Singh, an IIT Delhi graduate, has the primary responsibility of moving the papers, ordered by the Chief Minister in our meeting on Nov 19, 2015. The Jharkhand Govt also wants to move on recently approved Technical University whose plans intersect with ours, and we may have to settle for something less while still securing Autonomy
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On the evening of Nov 21, some 10 faculty members were waiting for me at the entrance of the Alumni House at BIT Sindri to raise their concerns with the news headlines of BIT Sindri getting Autonomy. Prof Dr Raj Dubey, from U of Waterloo, Canada, and I, met with them for over an hour, listened to their fears, based on reported adversities at some institutions in connection with Autonomy. The feeling expressed was that of fear of losing their job, seniority, promotion prospects, retirement, and pension. They also expressed fear for students in rising fees and expenses. Their feelings were intense, and their ability to listen was markedly reduced. We listened very attentively, tried to assure them that no harm should come to them or the students.
Kharagpur police on Saturday claimed they have cracked the case of the mysterious death of railway engineer Saurabh Kumar. In an apparent u-turn, the police claimed that railway officer Saurabh Kumar was indeed murdered. This comes two months after the police's initial claim that the officer may have died of snake bite.
Our President, Neil Pundit had a telephone conversation with the father of slain alum Saurabh Kumar, and he will visit the family on Nov 24 in Akilabad, near Hajipur. Here is a summary of the phone conversation by Dr Pundit:
Father, Suresh Ray, M +91 993 179 2488, is retired, aggrieved, but soft spoken. His only wish is that justice be done with a proper inquiry such that his son's sacrifice with his life fosters the cause of honesty in the prevailing corruption.
Please sign the petition "CBI , Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Home Affairs: CBI Enquiry into the Death of Saurabh Kumar" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.
Effectively immediately the Life Member Fee is reduced to US$500 through the end of 2015.
The Board of Directors urges and hopes a large number of members and all officers to avail of this special offer.
Through the generosity of Dr Krishna Pal Singh (1967 ME), the Association ( BITSAA of NA) invites Applications from our Alumni who are interested in building and maintaining Public Toilets in Bihar or Jharkhand. KPS Foundation pays 50% of the cost of building the facility and 2 years of maintenance. For the remainder you may contribute to the Association (tax-deductible or tax-free* for US taxpayers) or seek donation from the landowner and users, and seek partial assistance from the Association.
*US taxpayers, over 70.5 years young, may contribute tax-free from their IRA.