Kerala Governor Asks For Resignation From 9 State Varsities VCs By Monday Morning

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Sunday demanded the resignations of the vice chancellors of nine universities in the state, citing a recent Supreme Court decision that invalidated the appointment of the VCs of the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University in this city for violating UGC rules.  

“Kerala Governor has directed that resignations of nine university Vice Chancellors reach him by 11.30 am on Monday,” Raj Bhavan said in an issued statement, PTI reported. 

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The APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University is one of the nine vice chancellors, according to a tweet from Kerala Raj Bhavan on the governor’s behalf.

“Upholding the verdict of Hon’ble SupremeCourt dt 21.10.22 in Civil Appeal Nos.7634-7635 of 2022(@ SLP(c)Nos.21108-21109 of 2021), Hon’ble Governor Shri Arif Mohammed Khan has directed Vice Chancellors of 9 varsities in Kerala to tender resignation: PRO,KeralaRajBhavan,” the tweet, accompanied by a list of the varsities, said.

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The appointment of Dr. Rajasree M. S. as vice chancellor of APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University had been overturned by the apex court because, according to the University Grants Commission, only one name from the search committee’s panel of at least three qualified candidates should have been forwarded to the chancellor.

(With Inputs From PTI)

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