Tag: Vice-chancellor

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  • Presidency Locked

    Presidency Locked

    Less than a decade after its foundation, the reputation of Kolkata’s Presidency University has hit the reefs. On Monday, it incurred the dubious distinction of being compelled to shift Tuesday’s convocation to Nandan III ~ an auditorium for screening films. The line that demarcates academic pursuit from cinema has consciously been blurred in consequence. Another …

    September 12, 2018
  • High Court cancels Kerala university VC’s appointment

    High Court cancels Kerala university VC’s appointment

    Four years after Dr Babu Sebastian was appointed Mahatma Gandhi University’s Vice-Chancellor, the Kerala High Court on Monday cancelled the appointment on grounds of inadequate qualifications, and formation of a search committee against rules to find a suitable candidate for the post. The High Court order came on a plea of T.R. Premkumar, who pointed …

    February 19, 2018
  • At JU convocation…

    At JU convocation…

    When the Vice-Chancellor of a university, a distinguished historian to boot, makes a pregnant observation at a convocation, it is almost suggestive of a rift in the lute vis-a-vis the state government. More than the customary award of D.Litt and D.Sc to academic notables, Prof Suranjan Das took the opportunity of Saturday’s 61st convocation of …

    December 26, 2016