SQUELCHING THE QUANDARIES: ASK A QUESTION 15.0
Monday Morning has always acted as the weatherproof bridge between the students and the college’s various administrative and other bodies.In the 15th rendition of Ask a Question, we get one step closer to clarifying your queries and serving our purpose.
RESPONSE FROM COMPUTER CENTER HOD: PROF. CK BISWAS
MM: Is all day internet via institute LAN officially permitted during the exam time as there had been complete access to the exams?
CK BISWAS: During this mid-semester examinations, with special permission from the director full access to internet connection was given to students throughout the day. I do not know whether this facility will be available from next time onwards. In my opinion, this is not needed as the internet is more of a distraction. Books and notebooks can help well.
MM: Only one out of two LAN ports is working in the MV Hall and no action has been taken yet to solve this problem. Why?
CK BISWAS: Our contractor has not been finalized yet. Due to a drastic change in purchase procedure, the work order has not been finalized yet. It shall be finalized by 15th of March. All necessary materials have been kept ready and as soon as the order is ready, the LAN connections shall be restored.
RESPONSE FROM REGISTRAR, SHRI SK UPADHYAY
MM: Are there any plans to resume the bus services that have been lying defunct for a long time now?
SKU: Yes, we shall definitely look into this matter as soon as possible and this facility will be restored soon.
MM: How often do senate meetings happen? Why aren’t they updated on the website? (The last updated one was in June 2017).
SKU: Senate meetings are held four times a year; on an average two per semester. They shall be updated on the website very soon.
MM: When will the institute send the degree certificates of those students who haven’t attended convocation this year?
SHRI K P PANIGRAHI: Certificates are being dispatched daily and per day around 50 or so have been already dispatched. So hopefully by the end of this month, every one shall receive it.
PROF. BK NANDA: Everyday some certificates are being dispatched and around 200 certificates are yet to go. It is being done very carefully and address changes are being taken into account. It is also being checked whether the student is receiving it or not.
RESPONSE FROM VP, LITERARY SOCIETY, PROF. DEBAJYOTI CHOUDHURY
MM: Why is the TED club not functioning? Why has it been allocated a budget of 15,000?
DC: It is a really difficult task to keep the check on all the clubs under the society (Lit & Arts Society) because not all clubs come under your notice, some clubs like Ritvic are quite a low key yet they function, participate in events and use their allocated budget.
Talking about TEDx, it is not a very old club and as far their activity or being active is concerned, It always comes up for a review as the year-end settling of bills is done.When we see that a club fails to execute their plans or stays dormant for quite a few years, then with the consent of all the VP's, the club is stripped off its official status.For example, 2 clubs were taken down from the Literary society.
RESPONSE FROM TnP CELL
MM: What are the criteria needed for M.Tech CS students to get a job in a service-based company like IBM, TCS, etc? (What are the previous percentage criteria, coding knowledge)
Swagat Mohanty: (Placement Secretary): 60% in 10th & 12th boards and a 60% aggregate percentage at the end of the MTech course, is the eligibility criteria for sitting for TCS. As for IBM, their, eligibility criteria is 65% for 10th, 12th and aggregate percentage at the end of Mtech tenure.
As far as the coding knowledge is concerned, their questionnaire limits itself to the bare basics of coding, OS, and networking, same as for the BTech students.
RESPONSE FROM HEAD, SCP, PROF. K.C.PATI
MM: What is the purpose of the SCP office that has been built since it is locked most of the time?
KCP: SCP office is not yet fully functional. Only for the guests, the front room has been furnished. The rest three rooms are for the counsellor, faculty and for professor-in-charge. Official procedures are being followed and moreover air-conditioning, fans and all other necessary things are not yet ready. Within one month all these chaos will be sought and everything shall be functional. The counsellor is available in the dispensary and I am functioning from my office in the mathematics department as for now. Very soon things will be sorted.
RESPONSE FROM PROF. POONAM SINGH, WARDEN CVR HALL OF RESIDENCE
MM: Most of the gym equipment in CVR is not in working condition since the last one year. When shall the gym have proper equipment along with the addition of more variety of them?
PS: The sports secretary gave me a list and I have sent it to the chief warden’s office. The hall receives all its equipment through the chief warden’s office. Very soon we shall be receiving them and the gym would be restored.
RESPONSE FROM THE SPORTS SECRETARY, V.S. HALL OF RESIDENCE
MM: There are 8 blocks in VS and notice boards are there in all the blocks. But still, notice for the intra-hall competition was put only on the boards near the main gate. Why?
Sports Secretary, VS Hall: The notice was put on the notice boards in the mess and also behind the stationery shop. Every block doesn’t have a board and if put up on the walls, students tear them. Around 10 to 15 days were provided after putting up of the notices so that participation could be increased. Participation was good too.
RESPONSE FROM CSO, SUMAN DUTTA
MM: What happened to the security draft?
Suman Dutta, CSO: There is no security draft. There already exists laws and rules that bind the outside security agency as per the agreement between NIT and the outside security. There is a chance that from 1st April a new agency might come and they shall be bound by the rules framed by the institute. Regarding security provisions, there already exist order within the rules and regulations of this institute.
RESPONSE FROM VP, GAMES AND SPORTS SOCIETY, PROF. R.C. PRADHAN
MM: Why is the lawn tennis court not being maintained?
Prof R.C Pradhan: The lawn tennis court along with the basketball court will be renovated very soon and by the opening of the new semester, students will find their playground in mint condition. Also, the director has a lot of support for sports, he recently presented the model and layout of an indoor stadium, which would house a new basketball court. All of these is in progress and the students will see the results soon.
RESPONSE FROM MANAGER, GUEST HOUSE
MM: How to book a room in the institute guest house?
Manager(Guest House): Rooms booked for the guardians/parents of boarders are booked by the students through their faculty advisors and rooms booked for the guest accommodation for an institute organized event, is done through the faculty in charge. After applying for booking of a room, depending on the availability of the specified room(s), it is booked.