Thiruvananthapuram: Governor Arif Mohammad Khan is likely to continue as the Chancellor of the universities in Kerala following the ease of the disputes with the government. Though Khan did not look into the files related to the higher education department, he hinted to the Raj Bhavan staff that he would continue to hold the post of Chancellor.
He had instructed the Raj Bhavan to always make a careful decision on the files related to the universities. In appeals against the decisions of the universities, he usually had taken a positive approach to the universities and the government.
However, some of his predecessors had taken decisions such as reinstating a professor who was dismissed by the university and reinstating a terminated registrar to the service.
It is observed that Arif Mohammad Khan has made the public confession that he was under pressure to reinstate Kannur VC to the post only after completing the procedures. The Raj Bhavan also opined that this move triggered criticism against the Governor.
Before going abroad, the Chief Minister also requested the governor to change the misunderstandings and continue in the position of Chancellor.