DU V-C assured vacancies will be filled, says Kovind

‘Confident DU authorities doing needful’

Speaking at the 94th convocation of the University of Delhi, President Ram Nath Kovind said he was aware that there are certain vacancies at the level of college principals and senior faculty positions in the university and that he was confident that the university authorities and college managements were taking all steps to fill these positions at the earliest.

He told students and faculty members that the Vice-Chancellor had assured him that steps were being taken to fill all vacancies.

‘AI changing society’

“In 2022, only five years from now, DU will complete its centenary. This calls for the beginning of a new voyage, a voyage that will take the University into the heart of the 21st century where Artificial Intelligence is changing not just how our society ‘does’ but how it ‘thinks’”, said Mr. Kovind in his address.

He said that leading institutions like DU need to adapt and innovate both in terms of academic content and mechanism of delivery as traditional barriers between fields that were once regarded as sacrosanct are breaking down.

The President added that new courses and programmes will have to be devised if the education system is to answer the needs of the next 25 or 30 years. He commended the university for introducing new courses like that in journalism and cyber security.

He described DU as a “University of India” as students from every State and region of the country came to study here.