Vice Chancellor

  • Should Delhi University's 4-year Undergraduate programme be scrapped? June 23, 2014

    Stepping up pressure, the University Grants Commission on Saturday asked the Delhi University (DU) to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) even as the DU Vice Chancellor is understood to have cautioned against taking any step "in a hurry". According to officials in the university, Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh received...
  • Cuttack: 2 students rusticated for planting fire cracker in VC's chamber November 5, 2013

    Two students of Ravenshaw University were rusticated for two years and were barred from appearing four consecutive semester examinations for allegedly bombing the official chamber of the Vice-Chancellor inside the campus. While no one was injured in the incident late on Sunday night, the chamber of the VC has received extensive...
  • Kolkata: Jadavpur University VC, pro-VC resigns October 22, 2013

    Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Souvik Bhattacharya, who along with the pro-vice chancellor and the registrar was ghearoed for 51 hours by students in September, has resigned citing personal reasons. "I have sent my resignation to the chancellor. I am yet to get the acceptance," Bhattacharya told PTI in Kolkata on Tuesday. Bhattacharya,...
  • Jadavpur University students free Vice Chancellor after 50-hours of gherao September 20, 2013

    The Vice-Chancellor, pro Vice-Chancellor and registrar of Jadavpur University were freed by the Students on Friday after 50-hours of gherao. The students were protesting against the suspension of two engineering students on the charges of ragging. The students were demanding that the punishment meted out to the two students be...
  • Students continue to gherao Jadavpur University VC, pro-VC as protests continue September 20, 2013

    The Vice-Chancellor, Pro- Vice-Chancellor and Registrar of Jadavpur University continued to be under gherao for the third day on Friday by a section of engineering faculty students demanding withdrawal of suspension order of two students on charges of ragging. University authorities told PTI that VC Souvik Bhattacharya and pro-VC Siddhartha Dutta...
  • Kolkata: Jadavpur University students lock VC to protest suspension of students September 19, 2013

    A group of students of the Jadavpur University in Kolkata laid siege to offices and locked in the varsity's vice chancellor, assistant vice chancellor and the registrar hostage for the last 24 hours and other officials to protest the suspension of two students for ragging, an official said on Thursday....
  • SC quashes appointments of VCs in Bihar varsities August 19, 2013

    The Supreme Court, on Monday, quashed the appointments of nine Vice-Chancellors and two pro-Vice Chancellors made early this year by former Governor Devanand Konwar in various universities of Bihar. A Bench comprising justices G S Singhvi and V Gopala Gowda said the appointments made by the Governor were illegal as the...
  • News briefs: HCL to install ATMs for payment of electricity bills July 29, 2013

    The frequent experiments with the billing process in the city have not only left the discom officials sweating but have also made the consumers suffer. After the experiments of on-the-spot billing in 2011-2012 and taking photos of meter reading by mobile phone in 2012, the recent experiment to print photo of meters on...
  • ABVP to gherao Governor's residence over VC appointments in MP varsities July 29, 2013

    Protesting against the alleged corruption in the appointment of Vice Chancellors in various universities in Madhya Pradesh, student wing of BJP on Monday announced that it will protest in front of the Governor's residence on July 31. "There is rampant corruption in the appointment of Vice Chancellors," Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad's...
  • DU teachers walk barefeet in anti-reform march October 18, 2012

    New Delhi: After days of a relay hunger strike, Delhi University teachers on Thursday walked barefeet in a match in the campus to protest the government's reform agenda which they said would make education inaccessible for the common man. The teachers under the banner of the Delhi University Teachers Association...
  • Exam row: DU VC says will help Unmukt Chand August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh on Friday wrote to Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken saying he would look into the matter of Unmukt Chand, the captain of U-19 Indian cricket team which won the World Cup, who has been denied permission by St Stephen's College to appear...
  • Hyderabad: After 2 years, EFLU gets a V-C May 14, 2012

    HYDERABAD: Prof Sunaina Singh of the Department of English, Osmania University, has been appointed vice-chancellor of the English and Foreign Languages University (Eflu) and she will be taking charge on Monday. The Eflu has been facing a number of problems, including severe shortage of teaching staff, due to the absence...
  • BU V-C mulls legal action against smear campaign January 3, 2012

    BANGALORE: In the wake of allegations that he was trying to sell 50 acres land in Jnana Bharathi campus for the proposed School of Economics, Bangalore University (BU) Vice-Chancellor Dr N Prabhu Dev is contemplating legal action against all parties involved in the ‘smear campaign’. A day after he sought...
  • Guru Granth Sahib World University VC shot at August 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The Vice Chancellor of Guru Granth Sahib World University Dr Jasbeer Singh Ahluwalia was shot at by unidentified assailants on Monday. Ahluwalia was at Fatehgarh Sahib when the assailants opened fire. He was immediately taken to Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) in Chandigarh. Sources at PGIMER said...
  • 'Vastanvi's removal a setback to secular forces' July 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Describing the sacking of Darul Uloom Vice Chancellor Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi as a disappointment for all 'secular forces', the BJP on Sunday said he has been 'tormented and victimised' for speaking the 'truth' about Gujarat's growth under Narendra Modi. "Removal of Vastanvi is a great disappointment for all secular...
  • AMU VC charged of using pressure tactics May 19, 2011

    Aligarh: Senior teacher and convener of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Anti Corruption Forum MR Shervani on Thursday charged its Vice Chancellor PK Abdul Azis of using pressure tactics to break teachers' hunger strike. Shervani, who is on an indefinite hunger strike from May...
  • Vastanvi to be questioned soon May 15, 2011

    Deoband: The three-member committee, formed by Islamic seminary Dar-ul-Uloom, to look into the allegations against it's controversial Vice-Chancellor Maulana Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi would soon be questioning him. "We are looking into the matter and will question Vastanvi on the issue very soon," the convenor of the committee, Mufti Ismail said....
  • Muslims must embrace modern education: Vastanvi May 9, 2011

    Bijnor: Vice-Chancellor of Darool Uloom Deoband seminary Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi has said Muslims must embrace modern education as it will solve the problem of poverty faced by the community. Speaking at Shehzadpur Nagal village in Najibabad here, Vastanvi said the government alone could not bring Muslims out of poverty and...
  • Vastanvi's fate to be decided on Wednesday February 22, 2011

    Deoband (UP): The top clergy of Darul Uloom will meet at Deoband on Wednesday to decide the fate of seminary's Vice-Chancellor Maulana Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi, who stirred a controversy by praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, amid speculation that he may be asked to quit. The faction-ridden Majlis-e-Soora or governing council...
  • University V-C admits sacking professor was wrong September 9, 2010

    CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai asks Rajan Gurukkal, Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala, if T J Joseph will be reinstated. ...
  • College girl threatens VC, asks him to pass all August 20, 2009

    Raipur: A college girl in Chhattisgarh was arrested for sending a "threatening" SMS to a university vice chancellor and allegedly ended the message with the words 'Lal Salam', a salutation used by the Maoist insurgents. Crime branch officials on Thursday said the girl, Archana Goswami, was arrested late on Wednesday in...
  • Mumbai University to train students to tackle terror December 19, 2008

    Mumbai: Universities in Maharashtra now plan to teach students how to deal with terrorism. The scheme is a brainchild of the state governor and university vice-chancellors are coming up with a plan of action. At the behest of the Maharashtra governor, the vice chancellors of various universities in the state have...
  • V-C who blocked Rahul Gandhi 'acted under duress' November 6, 2008

    Lucknow: Days after he resigned as vice chancellor of a Kanpur university, V K Suri says he disallowed Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's entry on campus last month "under immense political pressure" and was made a "scapegoat" in the entire episode. "The decision was not mine. I was compelled to make the...
  • UGC conference on higher education October 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Increasing the enrolment rate and making higher education more accessible to the marginalised and economically backward groups are among the issues to be discussed at a national conference of vice chancellors starting here on Tuesday. The two-day conference, being organised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and which will...
  • Madurai VC accused of accepting bribe June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: A senior police official said in Madurai on Friday that the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Madurai Kamaraj University has been accused of accepting Rs 2 lakh from a professor as illegal gratification for appointing him as the Dean. Head of the Department of English (Research) Prof M Kannan has...
  • Kid gets gunner, teachers get shivers June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: If the story of students of Lucknow University being accompanied to campus by state-sponsored gunners were shocking, here’s a tale that’s even more bizarre. In the nearby Kanpur, the teachers and parents of children of a school are protesting against a ninth standard student coming to school with...
  • Lucknow Univ sacks goons with Phds June 17, 2007

    Lucknow: After throwing out students accused of crimes, Lucknow University Vice Chancellor RP Singh has taken another step to restore order on the campus. Students accused of crimes and enrolled in Ph D programmes will have to show research papers and supporting documents to be able to continue their course. The...
  • Lucknow University to reopen today June 16, 2007

    Lucknow: The Lucknow University is scheduled to reopen on Thursday as the High Court has ordered the university to resume its academic session. The university had been closed sine die since December 2006, due to violence during student union elections. The court asked the district administration and university officials to...
  • Univ gives outsiders 24 hrs to evict December 25, 2006

    Lucknow: Lucknow University authorities have asked illegal residents to vacate employees’ residential quarters on the campus within 24 hours. Eviction notices were served after officials found that around 80 people living illegally in the quarters. The notices are a part of University Vice-Chancellor R P Singh’s campaign to remove alleged criminals...
  • Lucknow univ a den of crime: V-C December 23, 2006

    New Delhi: The Lucknow University is a hub of crime where narcotics, arms and prostitution rackets thrive, the institute’s Vice-Chancellor R P Singh said on Friday. Students accused of crime and rowdies ruled the university, R P Singh told the Allahabad High Court. He requested the Court to direct the...