Staff Reporters, Bhopal
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired a meeting of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication’s General Council’s meeting here today. General Council’s member and President of Press Club of India Justice Shri Markanday Katju praised outstanding works undertaken by the university during last 4 years and put forth proposal to extend term of Prof. Kuthiayala by 4 years, which the council passed. On the occasion, members of the council having completed their term were honoured with shawls and coconuts. Leader of Opposition Shri Satyadev Katare, Higher Education Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Public Relations Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla and members of the General Council attended the meeting.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that university’s progress is satisfactory. It has established itself as the best journalism university in Asia. Constant efforts should be undertaken to ensure that the university further improves as per international norms. Extending heartiest greetings of new term to Prof. Kuthiayala, the Chief Minister hoped that university will continue to move in the right direction under his leadership. He also thanked members on completion of council’s 4-year term. He said that state government will provide grant to the university. Apart from the grant, respectable remuneration of superintendents of exam centres of the university, examiners and invigilators will also be fixed after consideration at suitable forum.