The posts of Vice Chancellor is vacant in the University of Madras, Bharathiar University Coimbatore and University of Education, which are functioning under the Government of Tamilnadu. The Tamil Nadu government is engaged in the work to fill these.
The Vice-Chancellor search committee will include members of the University Senate, one representative from the Government of Tamil Nadu and one from the Governor.
This committee will consider the applications for the post of Vice-Chancellor, shortlist three deserving candidates and recommend them to the Governor.One of them will be appointed by the Governor as Vice-Chancellor.
In this context, Tamil Nadu Governor R.N Ravi had stipulated that a UGC representative should be included in the Vice-Chancellor's search committee.
In a letter written on behalf of the Tamil Nadu government to explain this condition of the Governor, it was mentioned that it is sufficient to follow the UGC rules to appoint a Vice-Chancellor to the State University as per the UGC rules.
It was stated that there is no mandatory requirement to appoint a member from the UGC and the existing procedure for appointment of the Vice-Chancellor of the University should be followed.
In this case, the Governor has ordered to form a committee to select Vice-Chancellors for Madras University, Coimbatore Bharathiar University and University of Education.
Governor Ravi has appointed a member on behalf of the UGC despite the opposition of the Tamil Nadu government.
The governor has appointed 4 members including representatives of UGC for the first time in the Vice-Chancellor search committee.
It is to be noted that 2 people who have been placed in Madras University Vice Chancellor Selection Committee are from other states.
Governor Ravi did not allow the representative of the Tamil Nadu government in the Madras University Vice-Chancellor search committee. This has caused a stir.
Issuing orders against conventions has become the daily routine of Governor R.N Ravi.
If Vice-Chancellors' posts are vacant for months in universities, who loses? Won't there be a hindrance in improving the academic performance of Tamil Nadu students? In the matter of education too, the Governor's approach is, ``I am the king.
'' It is not fair to enter wrestling saying, "Whether You or I, we will see.'' What is Tamilnadu? a chessboard?
People will never forgive anyone who hinders the development of Tamil Nadu!