Move follows violation in Rajasthan University

State universities may be denied grants for violating UGC regulations on appointment of Vice-Chancellors (VC). Starved of funds, they can ill-afford to lose this source.

The move comes amid reports of violation of the UGC Regulation on Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education, 2010 by a search committee constituted to select the VC for Rajasthan University.

The committee included on the short list an eligible person on ‘directions’ from the office of the Chancellor, according to a panel member who did not wish to be quoted.

The VC selection process was concluded on July 7. The search committee members were advised to ignore the UGC regulations.

According to the UGC regulations, a person to be appointed VC should have worked as a professor or equivalent for at least 10 years. There are also requirements of published works and/or research.

  • ‘Search panel included on short list an ineligible person on directions from Chancellor’s office’

  • Teachers’ association sought intervention of Chancellor