Professor Yogesh K Tyagi took over as the vice-chancellor of Delhi University on Thursday, succeeding professor Dinesh Singh whose term ended in October.
Tyagi’s immediate concern would be to clear the confusion over the grading mechanism under the Choice-based Credit System (CBCS). The issues took a backseat with the V-C’s post lying vacant for nearly five months.
“There could be mistakes as a vice chancellor, but I will always work with honesty. I will try to get views from everyone and move forward in the endeavour,” said Tyagi.
Described by many as a religious man, the 22nd V-C of DU performed a small ritual before assuming office.
Tyagi was the dean at the Faculty of Legal Studies at South Asian University (SAU) in New Delhi. Before that, he taught at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, from where completed a PhD in Legal Studies.
Several former V-Cs of DU and those from other universities were present on the campus to welcome him.
Upendra Baxi, former DU V-C, talked about the importance of two As in a university—Autonomy and Accountability. “You will be the V-C who will see the centenary celebration of the varsity,” he said.
Another former V-C, Deepak Pental, asked Tyagi to distinguish between good academics and good administrators.
“Some of the good academicians will not run after administration... But only good academicians should be made a part of the administration,” said Pental.
The vice-chancellors of Jamia Millia Islamia, Gujarat University and Lucknow Law University Talat Ahmad, HC Patel and Gurdip Singh, respectively, were among those present o welcome Tyagi.
Amitabh Mattoo, adviser to the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, was also present.
Tyagi was accompanied by his mother who expressed her happiness on the occasion.