CUK Functioning Without Full-Time VC: Govt

New Delhi- The Central University of Kashmir in the Union Territory is functioning without full-time Vice Chancellor, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

This was revealed by the Union Minister of State for Education Subhas Sarkar in response to a written question in Rajya Sabha.

Apart from CUK, three other varsities– National Sanskrit University in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar Mahatma Gandhi Central University in Bihar Central University of Odisha in Odisha are also functioning without full-time Vice Chancellors.

“Filling up of vacancies of Vice Chancellors in universities is a continuous process which goes on round the year,” Sarkar said.

“The process of appointment of VCs is an elaborate exercise which involves getting Executive Council’s nomination, constitution of search-cum-selection committee, advertisement of posts, scrutiny of applications, interaction with the shortlisted candidates, and getting vigilance clearances and approval of the competent authority. Every step is monitored by the government,” Sarkar said.

The minister shared that six vacant positions of VCs in central universities were filled in 2019-20 and 2020-21 each while 20 VCs were appointed in 2021-22.

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