VD Satheesan | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: Welcoming Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan’s order demanding resignation of vice chancellors of nine universities in the state, opposition leader VD Satheesan said on Sunday that the higher education sector in Kerala is in a state of disarray. Hitting out at the government, he said that relatives and friends have been appointed as VCs through backdoor appointments.
The Congress leader said that the opposition had pointed out these issues many times earlier but the governor backed the government. Satheesan said he welcomed the fact that the governor is ready to rectify his mistake.
The governor’s decision is a setback to the government’s actions ignoring the UGC regulations, he said.
Governor Khan demanded the resignation of VCs of University of Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi University, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kannur University, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit , University of Calicut and Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University.
According to the directions given by the Raj Bhavan, these 9 VCs must resign before 11:30 am on Monday.