AMU Vice Chancellor's appointment delayed

AMU Vice Chancellor's appointment delayed

With the meeting of university’s executive council getting postponed, the process of appointing a new Vice Chancellor for Aligarh Muslim University has been further delayed.

“The meeting of the university's executive council was scheduled to be held on February 17 to draw up a panel of names for the VC's post, which has been postponed,” an official notification said. The executive council will meet on the same date in New Delhi to consider a proposal of amending the university statutes for "enhancing the age of superannuation of the Vice Chancellor from the present age of 65 years to 70 years, ” it said.

The move came in the wake of a recent missive from the Human Resource Development Ministry to this effect.  The meeting of the University Court, AMU’s supreme governing body, which was earlier scheduled for March 1 for ratifying the panel of names, has also been postponed. 
“The delay would allow University authorities to fill up a large number of vacancies which exist in the University Court,” an official said.

According to another notification, the election for filling 10 vacancies in the University Court in the donor's constituency is now scheduled for March 6. Similarly, the date for election to fill eight vacancies in the students' constituency will be notified shortly. 

Afifullah Khan has been appointed as the Chief Election Officer for conducting elections of student representatives in University Court.