The race for IGNOU’s top post is heating up. So far, the university has received 40 applications from top UGC officials and senior bureaucrats.
According to sources, UGC Vice Chairman Moolchand Sharma and Additional Secretary RK Chauhan are among the favourites for the post.
Others include KS Sharma, former Prasar Bharati chief, Prof S Basu, former VC of Shantiniketan, Ashok Kolaskar ex-VC Pune University. “Even Sudip Bannerjee, MHRD Secretary, is a contender for this post after completion of his term this October,” a senior official said.
A committee was formed in June 24 after VC HP Dixit completed his term. So far there have been two meetings of the committee on the issue and the date for the third meeting is yet to be finalised. Official sources revealed “the committee members have sought a meeting with the Union HRD minister over the selection.”