The number of candidates who are applying for the post of Vice Chancellor at Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is growing by each passing day. Even after the last date, the university is receiving applications for this post. A number of people are aspiring for this post.
Visvesvaraya Technological University came into existence in the year 1998. It has 202 colleges affiliated, 1 constituent college and 17 Autonomous colleges with undergraduate courses in 35 disciplines, PG program in 94 disciplines.
According to officials, the department has already received 100 applications till now. An official said, “The university had forwarded over 80 applications which it had received. Apart from that, we also have received over 22-23 applications. Interestingly, we are still getting applications.” The last date to submit the application was 31st August 2016, and till that date, the department received 80 applications and the receipt of the applications continued even after that. A lot of senior professors are in the race. Some of the names that are being heard are Vice-Chancellor of Tumkur University, SC Sharma, principal of Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, reveals one report.
The search committee will be meeting next week to finalize in detail. The Vice Chancellor will be appointed in the first week of October. An official said, ““We are trying to fix appointments with all the members of the search committee. Once they are okay with the date, we will schedule the meeting of search committee where names will be suggested for the post of the VC.”
Last Vice Chancellor, Dr. H Maheshappa was suspended on the grounds of irregularities in the month of March. And, since then, the post is vacant officially and the university has been managed by an in charge Vice Chancellor.
The nominee for the committee is the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization. This has happened for the first time. The other members are Governor nominee Dr. DV Bhatt former dean of mechanical engineering at NIT Surat, VTU academic senate nominee Dr. MS Shivakumar, former registrar of VTU, and VTU Executive Council nominee Dr. HC Nagaraj, principal of NITTE Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bengaluru.
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