Selection of Davangere University vice-chancellor will be on the basis of merit and social justice. The Law Department has given its nod to conduct one-on-one interviews with the shortlisted candidates.
The Higher Education Department has scheduled the interview this week.
Chairman of the Search Committee of Davangere University U R Ananthamurthy had decided to conduct the selection in a different way by giving weightage to academics, merit and social justice.
The other members of the search committee have agreed with the views of Ananthamurthy and following that the committee which met recently had shortlisted 16 names for the interview.
However, the Higher Education Department sent the same for the opinion of the Law Department and just a day ago, Law Department replied saying ‘no objections’.
Reacting to this, Ananthamurthy told Express: “My aim is to bring in transparency in the selection of vice-chancellors despite the allegations. While conducting interview, we will look into academic excellence, because administration is not a big issue.”
However, Ananthamurthy said if the government or Chancellor (Governor) overrule the recommendation of the committee, he will fight it out. According to the present practice, the selection of vice-chancellor is just by reviewing the profile of the candidate and controversy follows each appointment.
The committee consists of nominees from the State government, University Grants Commission, university syndicate and the Governor.