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Acting vice-chancellor gets a six-month extension

mumbai Updated: Mar 19, 2010 01:33 IST
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Acting vice-chancellor gets a six-month extension

The Governor has extended the tenure of acting vice-chancellor (VC) Chandra Krishnamurthy for six months.

The post of VC has been vacant since September last year.

The acting VC is usually a six-month term till the new VC is appointed, but this time the recent dissolution of the VC search committee has led to further delay. Krishnamurthy’s term was to expire on March 27.

Meanwhile, at the management council meeting on Thursday, there came to light incidents of 41 students being given admission to degree courses without the requisite qualifications.

Students were from colleges such as Lords College, Malad and Batuk College, Santa Cruz. The council has now asked the deans of various faculties to take action but keep in mind the student’s welfare.

Members also demanded that the colleges be questioned about the admissions

It looked into whether the university’s scrutiny committee that examined the application of Vilas Shinde for the post of the Controller of Examination (COE) had done its job or not. The issue has been simmering in the university for more than a year with several members questioning his qualification as a COE.

While one report, which approved his candidature was accepted, the second one, which did not favour his nomination, was not accepted.

“The second report was not accepted but it will go on the university’s record,” Krishnamurthy said.

The committee also accepted the report on the principal Mohan Bhave of Vidyavardhini College of Engineering and Technology, who is pursuing a course via distance education and his own college teachers are teaching him.

“We will write to the management of the college and ask them to take action,” said Krishnamurthy.