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Decks cleared for Calicut VC appointment- CU to get new VC soon:

Decks have now been cleared for the appointment of  new Vice-Chancellor for the Calicut University, which was held up since the exit of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor Dr. M. Abdul Salam on August 11 following the completion of his four year term.

The final meeting of the search committee constituted to select the new Vice-Chancellor of Calicut University is scheduled to meet on November 17 in Thiruvanathapuram and the Committee is set to clear the name on that day itself after getting green signal from the Kerala High Court on October 30.

The meeting is convened in the wake of the Kerala High Court vacating the temporary stay it imposed on the selection process while considering a petition filed by a college teacher challenging the Higher Education Department’s notification which made the UGC eligibility criteria mandatory for the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor.

The High Court, on October 30, upheld the Government notification that only those academicians who held the post of Professor for a minimum period of 10 years in a University system can be appointed as the Vice-Chancellor, paving the way for the appointment of new VC.

 It was for the first time that a public advertisement seeking nominations for the post of Vice Chancellor in any University in the state was made, ending an era of political appointments to the post of Vice Chancellor in the Universities in the state.

More significantly, the UGC eligibility norms have been strictly made mandatory in the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor.

 Nearly 100 applications were received for the coveted VC post from academicians across the country. It will be a herculean task for the committee to scrutinize the applications and select the most suitable person from among the applicants.

 With the new system of selection by notification set in motion, the saga of political nominations  is coming to an end thereby saving the temples of higher education from the cesspool of maladministration and murky politics of various hues to which they have plunged into over the years.

 Unless a fair, transparent and proper selection process is made by the Committee, the appointment is also likely to be challenged in the court by the losers in the race. The Committee can’t also bypass merit as the Governor Justice P. Sathasivam, who is also the Chancellor of state Universities would closely monitor the selection process, going by his proactive actions in the affairs of the Universities in the recent past.

 With his prying eyes, it is hoped that merit alone would reign in the appointment of the VC for Calicut University and in all probability an outstanding academician from outside the state is to be appointed as the high calibre applicants are reportedly from other states.

 Chief Secretary Jiji Thompson is the convener of the committee while Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Gujarat Professor S.A. Bari is the UGC representative and Abid Hussain Thangal is the representative of the senate of the Calicut University in the search committee.

 The Committee has to consider the applications and finalize the list in its next meeting itself scheduled for November 17, as the term of the Committee is to end on November 28.

 The meeting is convened in the wake of the Kerala High Court vacating the temporary stay it imposed on the selection process while considering a petition filed by a college teacher challenging the Higher Education Department’s notification which made the UGC eligibility criteria mandatory for the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor.

 The High Court, on October 30, upheld the Government notification that only those academicians who held the post of Professor for a minimum period of 10 years in a University system can be appointed as the Vice-Chancellor, paving the way for the appointment of new VC.

 

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