Multiple applications for the post of DU VC; Acting VC may get extension

Multiple applications for the post of DU VC; Acting VC may get extension

New Delhi: The term of the Vice Chancellor of Delhi University expires on 10 March. The exercise to find a new vice-chancellor has begun six months before the term ends. However, this time it is late. Now after this delay, the Union Ministry of Education hopes to extend the term of the current acting Vice Chancellor PC Joshi.

The current Vice Chancellor of Delhi University, Yogesh Kumar Tyagi, was inducted in March 2016. Tyagi was appointed to this post by the ministry for five years. However, President Ram Nath Kovind suspended Yogesh Kumar Tyagi in October 2020 on the recommendation of the Ministry of Education.

According to information received from the ministry, so far more than 100 professors and academics have applied for the post of vice-chancellor of Delhi University. The Vice Chancellor will be appointed on the recommendation of a committee constituted under the provisions of the Delhi Act-1922.

The search committee of Delhi University is examining these applications. After scrutinizing all the applications, the three names will be selected by the committee. These selected names are to be placed before the Ministry. Later, the ministry will forward these names to the president, one of whom will be made the chancellor.

On this process, Hansraj Suman, a former member of the Delhi University Academic Council and in-charge of the DTA, said: “There is no activity of any kind in the ministry for the appointment of the new vice-chancellor. The screening and scrutiny process. The application form is still complete Has not happened.

“How is appointment possible so soon. Just as the chancellors of other central universities have been given the extension, in the same way the acting vice-chancellor Professor Joshi can get the extension.”

At the same time, Tyagi has written a letter to the President after a four-month suspension. In this letter, he said, “The ongoing investigation against him for negligence in duty is against the rules. Therefore, his suspension should be revoked immediately.”

Tyagi has written this letter to the President at a time when his term is about to expire and the search for a new VC is being started.

Significantly, QS World Rankings has been released for prestigious educational institutions around the world. In this ranking, several higher educational institutions in India have made it to the list of the top 100 institutes in the world.

IIT Madras tops the educational institutions in India, IIT Bombay is at number two. IIT Kharagpur stood third and University of Delhi fourth.

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