AMU warns of agitation over delay in appointment process of permanent Vice-Chancellor IG News

Aligarh (UP), Aug 29 (PTI) The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) teachers union and some former office bearers have warned that there will be agitation if there is a delay in the appointment process of a permanent vice-chancellor.

The office-bearers of the AMU Teachers’ Association (AMUTA), after holding a meeting here on Monday evening, announced that they would have no option but to launch an agitation against the situation if the process of appointing a permanent vice-chancellor of the university was further delayed. Will not be an option.

In a statement signed by former office-bearers of the association, the teachers said that even after four months have passed since the resignation of Vice-Chancellor Professor Tariq Mansoor, the university is functioning through an ad-hoc arrangement (under an acting Vice-Chancellor). This is seriously affecting the state of affairs prevailing in the premier higher education institution of the country.

It is noteworthy that in the beginning of April, the then Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Tariq Mansoor was nominated as a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council. A day after this, he resigned from the post of Vice-Chancellor. AMU registrar Mohd Imran had issued a notification on April 4 saying that Pro Vice Chancellor Mohd Gulrez would act as vice-chancellor till Mansoor’s successor is appointed. Since then, the permanent Vice Chancellor has not been appointed yet.

Amuta Secretary Obaid Ahmad Siddiqui told reporters that despite continuous efforts, there is growing concern among teachers that the process of appointing a panel of three names for the selection of the vice-chancellor in AMU has not yet started. Siddiqui pointed out that delay in the appointment of a permanent Vice-Chancellor would cause long-term damage to the institute.

Releasing the names of former leaders of the association, including former presidents and secretaries of AMUTA, who have signed the statement, Obaid Ahmed Siddiqui told reporters on Tuesday that AMU teachers are getting worried that the AMU community is not paying attention to the continuous efforts of the community. Despite this, the long process of appointing a panel of names for the selection of the Vice-Chancellor has also not been initiated.

He informed that in a letter addressed to Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Mohammad Gulrez, the Executive Committee of AMU Teachers’ Association has expressed apprehension that the delay in the appointment of the new Vice-Chancellor of AMU is being ‘deliberately’. The letter, dated August 28, questioned the acting vice-chancellor as to why he had not initiated the process of selecting a panel of three names, which could then be sent to the visitor, who would select one.

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