Alleging improper constitution of search-cum-selection committees for selecting the VCs, former HRD Minister Murli Manohar Joshi had in a letter to the President demanded starting the selection process afresh. Applications for the post of vice chancellors of central university of Kashmir and Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya in Chhattisgarh have been received in the meantime.
Informing about the fresh start of the selection process, HRD Minister Smriti Irani told Parliament today that search committees have given recommendations for appointment of VCs for three central universities. In all, 16 positions of VCs of central universities across the country had fallen vacant by August last year. Since then, appointment of four vacancies have been filled up. They are the VCs of central universities of Gujarat, Kerala, Punjab and Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University Uttarakhand.
Source: The Economic Times