"The changes that are of late taking place on the educational scenario and in the socio-economic climate in the country pose problems before the University. It is remarkable that the University is trying to adjust to these changes without disturbing its tradition and its distinctive culture. It is commendable that the University has without completely giving up research in the traditional areas, taken up research in frontier and applied areas. The work being done in some of the science and technology departments compares well with that in prestigious institutions abroad. ... Departments in Humanities and Social Sciences have also taken up the challenge and their output is qualitatively of a high order."