Albeit the state government has formed a committee to select the new vice-chancellor (V-C) for Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), the concerned authorities are oblivious to the joining date of whosoever will be the new V-C.
The veterinary university is accepting the applications for the post of vice-chancellor and the process will continue till January 12, the last day for filing the applications. No one at GADVASU knows that after January 12, when the selection committee will initiate the process to select a suitable candidate.
While talking to Hindustan Times, some students, requesting anonymity, said that they regularly ask their professors regarding the joining of the new V-C but get no information. “If the date for applying to the V-C post has been fixed, the selection committee should also announce the date by which the selection process will end. We are expecting some constructive changes in the system so eagerly waiting for the new vice-chancellor to join the university,” the students said.
The employees of the GADVASU are of the view that in case of delay in the selection process, there may be confusions and communication gaps in the management on various issues.
When contacted, GADVASU registrar PD Juyal said that he was not aware about it. “The vacant post of V-C has been advertised not only on the university website but also on state government websites and various media platforms.
Applications will be accepted till January 12 and I am not sure if the candidate will be selected on the same day or any other day. It will be the decision of the committee and the university board,” said Juyal.
The registrar said, “Though the students and staff members are looking forward to the joining of new V-C but I can’t comment until and unless the committee updates me about it.”
The selection committee formed by the state government includes chief secretary to CM and financial commissioner (dairy and animal husbandry), who will be recommending the names as per merit to the GADVASU board of management.
The advertisement states that the candidate should be a distinguished veterinarian and the term for the V-C will be four years.
The GADVASU was once a part of the neighbouring PAU from which it separated dairy, fisheries and animal husbandry departments in 2006 to form a university dedicated to education and research. VK Taneja (69) was the founder vice-chancellor of GADVASU, who retired on December 20.