K.M. Abraham, Principal Secretary, Department of Higher Education, has been given the charge of the Vice-Chancellor of the Kannur University, the post of which has been lying vacant since January 1.

University sources said here on Saturday that the university received a notification issued by Chancellor and Governor H.R. Bharadwaj giving Dr. Abraham the charge of Vice-Chancellor with effect from January 5 till the next Vice-Chancellor was appointed.

Sources said that the notification also mentioned that the process of appointing the Vice-Chancellor was under way.

The post of Vice-Chancellor has been lying vacant after the incumbent Vice-Chancellor P.K. Michael Tharakan had gone on leave from January 1.


He was to retire as Vice-Chancellor on February 27.