Cabinet approves bill to curtail power of Governor in appointing VCs to state universities


Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan | Photo: Sabu Scaria/ Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala cabinet has approved the bill curtailing the powers of Governor in appointing the vice-chancellor to the state universities.

The bill will be presented in the special session of the Assembly beginning on August 22.

As per the bill, the state government will recommend the nominee of the Governor. With this, the upper hand of the governor in the VC appointments will be over. The VC selection committee has three members - one representative of UGC, the university senate and the Governor each.

The Syam Mohan committee that studied the reformations in higher education sector had recommended curtailing the role of Governor in the universities.


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