The Madurai Kamaraj University Principals' Association has appealed to the Governor and Chief Minister to take steps for convening the varsity's Academic Council/Senate meetings since policy decisions have come to standstill in the absence of Vice-Chancellor.

“For the last nine months, the MKU is functioning without an administrative head. There is a stalemate in granting affiliation to new courses, framing of new syllabus, getting approval for budget proposal and drafting of examination reforms,” I. Ismail, General Secretary, MKU Principals' Association, Madurai, said in a press release here on Wednesday.

He expressed fears that payment of salary to employees might become difficult after March 2012 without a green signal from the Senate and Academic Council. “Our association has requested the Governor and Chief Minister to intervene in this issue and give instruction to the Convenor's Committee Chairman to hold both the meetings immediately. Telegrams and letters were sent already in this regard,” Dr. Ismail said .