Published On: Wed, Aug 5th, 2015

Appointment process for new DU VC set in motion

New Delhi: With Dinesh Singh slated to retire in mid October, government has put in motion the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor of Delhi University inviting application from prospective candidates today.

Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh retires  in mid October.

Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh retires in mid October.

“The Vice Chancellor being the academic as well administrative head, is expected to be a visionary with proven leadership qualities, administrative capabilities as well as teaching and research credentials,” officials in the HRD ministry said.

“The candidate needs to have minimum of 10 years of experience as a professor in university or at an equivalent position in a research organisation. He or she should not be above the age of 65 years,” they added.

The appointments will be made by a panel of names recommended by Search-cum-selection committee.

Delhi university’s executive council had in May this year nominated former CAG Vinod Rai and former ISRO chairman K Kasturirangan to the selection panel.

A notification regarding the constitution of the search-cum-selection panel would soon be issued by HRD Ministry.

The appointment of the next VC would be watched closely by academic circles given the controversies surrounding Delhi University during the tenure of Dinesh Singh, who was also issued a show-cause by the HRD ministry earlier this year over the controversial roll out of now defunct Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP).


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