The procedures to make appointments to senior positions shall be made transparent to enhance the credibility of Indian Universities

Inadequate Progress

The UGC regulations were amended in 2016 to specify the rules for appointment of Vice Chancellors at Universities. The reforms included setting up of a Search cum Selection Committee (SCSC) comprising of a nominee of the chancellor, a nominee of Board of Management and a nominee of the Central Government/ UGC.

Since only the appointment process of the Vice-Chancellors has been amended not of Directors, Principals and Registrars who also form senior positions, the performance against this promise  have been made by the BJP government to procedures to appoint Directors, Principals and Registrars.

It deserves to be mentioned that multiple senior members including Dr. Amartya Sen and George Deo (Both from Nalanda University), RK Shevgaonkar (IIT Delhi) and Anil Kakodkar (IIT Bombay) have resigned since 2014 citing attack on autonomy and disagreements with the BJP government amid other reasons.

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