Calicut University doesn’t have a permanent VC for the last eight months.Political pressure groups and lobbyists against Scheduled Castes try to reject Dr.SM Jaysprakash.Many of the day to day affairs in administration has been badly hit.Many issues in the university is unattended. Major policy formation matters have been put on hold at the University as there is no leader to take crucial decisions.
A protest march was organized in front of Calicut University as Vice Chancellor’s appointment is getting delayed, indefinitely. Sabotage also has been alleged in the appointment. Calicut University former Joint Registrar M.K.Pramod inaugurated the protest dharna.
Dr.SM Jayaprakash is the most qualified candidate in the VC post as per the list of aspirants.
However,political differences and alleged casteism keeps him away.
He is also a scientist at Central Tuber Crops Research Institute and highly competent candidate in the list of VC appointment.
The state government’s and governor’s stand to reject Jayaprakash is condemnable,said protesting activists.
Avoid untouchability towards Scheduled Castes,appoint VC,immediately were the demands raised by the protestors.
The government should appoint VC immediately to avoid many hurdles in policy making of the biggest University in Kerala.
Bahujan Samaj Party organized the dharna.Malappuram district president P Nandakumar presided.T.Ayyappan.PK Dharmraj,PSusheela,Vasu Chelary,Sasi Chelembra,PP Saidalavi spoke.