Mumbai University to soon have a new vice-chancellor

The selection committee comprising of experts from diverse backgrounds, will discuss the same after which advertisements will be published for interviews

Mumbai University to soon have a new vice-chancellor

Last year was not a good one for Mumbai, especially the university, as the educational institution came under the scanner for many reasons, and for almost half the year. But 2018, has rather started well.

As per the information received, MU will soon have a new vice-chancellor, as the officials have begun the process of appointment with the first meeting of the selection committee, which comprises of former ISRO chief and scientist K Kasturirangan, a chief executive officer of CIDCO Bhushan Gagrani and director of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Uttarakhand, Shyam Lal Soni. On Friday, they met for the first time to discuss the course of action.

The meeting took place on Friday and the applications for the post will be called for in the near future.  Maharashtra Governor and chancellor of the university, Vidyasagar Rao had nominated Kasturirangan as the head of the selection committee, following which, the state government appointed Gagrani as its nominee and then Soni.

The committee will shortlist candidates for an interview after receiving applications through advertisements and depending on the interview, and then a final call will be taken in consultation with the chancellor.

Over the last two months, Devanand Shinde, VC of Shivaji University, Kolhapur, was given the additional responsibility to handle MU. Prior to Shinde, Sanjay Deshmukh was the VC, who was removed over his involvement in online assessment concerns.