Fill vice-chancellor vacancies in TN varsities: PMK

Friday, Jul 8, 2016,16:41 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Chennai | PMK chief Ramadoss today urged the Tamil Nadu government to immediately fill the vacancies of vice chancellor in three important varsities in the State.

The post of vice-chancellor was lying vacant in the universities of Madras and Madurai Kamarajar besides Anna University here, he said.

Stating that Madurai Kamaraj and Madras universities were headless for the past 15 and six months respectively, he claimed in Indian history, it is noteworthy that the post of vice-chancellor has never been vacant for so long. He said Anna varsity VC retired last month.

Also, the post of Higher Education Secretary was being handled by a bureaucrat as an additional responsibility after the official who had held that post was transferred, he claimed.
Strongly criticising the State government for being apathetic on the issue, he said higher education was on the verge of getting hit completely due to such vacancies.

I urge, the government should appoint vice-chancellors to the three universities and also secretary for higher education department without sleeping any further, he said.