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Mumbai University Appoints Ratan Tata As The Chairman Of Advisory Council

On Tuesday, February 25, MU announced the names of two members of the advisory council in addition to Tata’s name as chairman.

Mumbai University Appoints Ratan Tata As The Chairman Of Advisory Council
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Mumbai University (MU) Advisory Council has appointed Ratan Tata as its chairman. The provision for a seven-member advisory council was proposed in the Maharashtra State Public Universities Act, 2016, and this is the first time that these members have been appointed. On Tuesday, February 25, Mumbai University announced the names of two members of the advisory council in addition to Tata’s name as chairman. Veteran scientist Anil Kakodkar and Maharashtra’s additional chief secretary Sujata Saunik will be part of the council. Vice-Chancellor of MU will hold the ex-officio posts. 

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As stated in Hindustan Times, Anil Kakodkar stated that the role of the advisory council is to generate reports and action plans in academic, research and development, administration, generation of financial resources and governance so as to make the university academically vibrant, administratively efficient and financially a strong system. 

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Earlier this year, Mumbai University had made various announcements. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar stated that a budget of ₹200 crores will be allotted to Mumbai University's Fort campus for its maintenance and beautification. These funds will be allocated to Mumbai University in instalments over a period of four years. As the Fort campus is a heritage site, it serves as a destination for students, teachers and tourists alike. State Minister for Higher and Technical Education Uday Samant stated that the facilities provided to students should be improved and they should be provided with the digital education system.

Moreover, Mumbai University's Distance Learning Programme-  Institute of Open and Distance Learning (IDOL) stated that they will now have two rounds of admissions in a year. Previously, students from IDOL had to enrol in the institute in the month of July or August which will now take place in the month of January also. 

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