As governor steps in, students claim there is another goof-up
Governor K Sankaranarayanan stepped in to resolve the controversy raging around Mumbai University on Friday.mumbai Updated: Mar 31, 2012 01:34 IST
Governor K Sankaranarayanan stepped in to resolve the controversy raging around Mumbai University on Friday.
The governor, who is the chancellor of Mumbai University, directed vice chancellor Rajan Welukar to ensure that “no student suffers on account of lapses on the part of the University”.
The governor’s action follows the recent spate of controversies regarding a possible paper leak of a third year BCom question paper, goof-ups in exam centers allocation and the suspension of seven Yuva Sena senate members from Thursday’s senate session for creating a ruckus.
The governor met with Welukar and a delegation comprising the chancellor’s nominees to the senate including former vice-chancellor of SNDT University, Rupa Shah, professor Ambadas Mohite, and director of Welingkar Institute, Uday Salunkhe on Friday morning.
According to sources present at the meeting, the delegation apprised the governor of the situation and laid out the sequence of events at the senate meeting the previous day.
“The governor wanted to know whether the Yuva Sena members were given enough time to talk and present their views, and the delegation assured them that they had,” said the source.
The governor has assured him that he would look into filling university vacancies. These include posts of the pro-vice chancellor, and the temporary charges being held by officials in the posts of controller of exams and registrar.
"As regards the issue of key university positions such as pro vice chancellor, registrar and controller of examinations lying vacant in the university, the governor said that he will ensure that the vacant positions are filled as early as possible,” said a release from the governor's office.