As per the latest reports, Delhi University will appoint a new Vice-Chancellor soon. Education Ministry has already completed the selection process and finalized the new names for the position.
However, the name of the new Vice-Chancellor is yet to be announced. The name will be released after the approval of the President of India.
There are more than a dozen eminent names of candidates that have been discussed. Some of the prominent names include M. Jagdish Kumar, VC of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Further, Delhi Technological University VC Yogesh Singh, Sangeeta Mishra, and others.
Vice-Chancellor Change Across The Country
Apart from DU, Vice-Chancellors across the country are being changed. The appointment of new VCs in JNU, Banaras Hindu University, Central University in Assam and Rajasthan, and both central Sanskrit universities are pending.
The Union Education Ministry has completed the selection process for the VC appointments in many universities across the country. The names of the new VCs will be announced after the President’s assent to the proposal of the Union Education Ministry.
Earlier, in July, on the recommendation of the Union Education Ministry, the VCs of 12 different central universities were appointed. The 12 central universities for which President Ram Nath Kovind had approved the appointments included the central universities of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Hyderabad.
President Kovind has also approved the appointment of new VCs in the Central University of South Bihar (Gaya) and Manipur University, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Northeastern Hill University, Guru Ghasidas University, and Bilaspur University.
Words On Delhi University’s VC Change
Delhi Teachers Association President Hansraj Suman said that demand has been made from the Union Ministry of Education to appoint a permanent Vice-Chancellor in the DU at the earliest. The new education policy will be discussed after the appointment of the new VC. This will boost the level of quality in higher education. Moreover, this will enable appointments of new teachers too.
According to the Union Minister, 6,229 posts of teachers are lying vacant in central universities. Of these, 1,012 are from the Scheduled Caste (SC) category, 592 Scheduled Tribe (ST), 767 Other Backward Class (OBC), 805 Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), and 350 differently-abled category posts.
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said that all the posts lying vacant in every central university across the country must be filled in “mission mode”. Also, all central universities must immediately come out with advertisements for the vacant posts. September 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 will be the last for releasing the advertisements. Consequently, this task should be carried out at the earliest to fill out the vacant posts.
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