Published On: Wed, Sep 23rd, 2015

Subramanian Swamy all set to become JNU Vice Chancellor

New Delhi: HRD Ministry is believed to have offered the post of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) vice chancellor to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, but he has put some conditions before accepting the coveted post.

Subramanian Swamy is all set to be appointed the new JNU VC.

Subramanian Swamy is all set to be appointed the JNU VC.

It is learnt that HRD Minister Smriti Irani spoke to Swamy about the offer. However, there was no official communication from the Ministry.

It also remained unclear what riders the BJP leader has placed before the Ministry for accepting the offer.

Interestingly, the development comes even before the Union Ministry is to finalise the search-cum-selection committee for selecting the new VC. The current VC S K Sopory is set to retire in January next year.

As per the rules, a panel of names selected by the committee is sent to the President ( who is Visitor of the central varsities) by the HRD Ministry before the announcement of the new VC.

The advertisements for inviting applications from the interested candidates for appointment of the new VC was given in August this year.

Meanwhile, Swamy in a tweet said, “media is on fire that I have been offered the JNU VC post. No formal offer nor will there be if the government cannot meet any pre-conditions.”

In the advertisement published on August 15, the Ministry had set an age bar of 65 years for applying for the post.

The applicant should also have an outstanding academic record throughout and a minimum of 10 years experience as a professor in the university system or in equivalent position in a reputed research or academic administrative organisation.


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