Applications invited for UGC chairmanship
Kochi: Applications have been invited for the post of Chairman of University Grants Commission. A Search-Cum-Selection Committee constituted by the Government is seeking nominations for selection of a new Chairman of the Commission.
Eminent persons with substantial experience in academics, governance and/or professional management with proven track record of dynamic, idea centric leadership in institution building, flair for innovations and global outlook in higher education, commensurate with the responsibility and prestige of the position, may be nominated by the peers. As per Section 5 (2) of the UGC Act, 1956 the Chairman shall be chosen from among persons who are not officers of the Central Government or of any State Government.
Chairman shall hold office for a term of five years or until he/she attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. Nominations along with the nominees' curriculum vitae may be forwarded so as to reach the Director (UGC), Ministry of HRD, Room No. 100A ‘D’ Wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi 110 001, on or before 27th March, 2017.
The Committee reserves the right to consider persons of eminence outside the list of such nominations. In accordance with the procedure evolved by the Committee, nominees would be shortlisted based on agreed parameters and the short-listed nominees may be invited for interaction with the Committee.