Bill passed in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly giving the state the right to appoint Vice Chancellors

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The Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a bill giving the state the power to appoint Vice-Chancellors instead of the Governor.

  • Bills passed in Tamil Nadu insisted that "every appointment of the Vice-Chancellor shall be made by the Government.

  • Presently, the Governor, as the Chancellor of the State Universities, has the power to choose the VC from the shortlisted names.

  • The bills also seek to empower the state government to take final decision on removal of vice-chancellors, if required.

  • The expulsion shall be done on the basis of inquiry by a retired judge of the High Court or at least a bureaucrat serving as the Chief Secretary.

  • Role of Governors in State Universities

  • The Governor of a State is the ex-officio Chancellor of the Universities of that State.

  • Its powers and functions as the Chancellor are set out in the statutes governing universities under a particular state government.

  • The role of the governor in the appointment of vice-chancellors has often given rise to controversy with the executive.

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