Babu Sebastian to continue as MG University VC till April 16

Sebastian’s continuance will be subject to further orders of the apex court in the matter, a press note from the Raj Bhavan has said. 

Published: 08th March 2018 01:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2018 04:53 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Governor P Sathasivam, in his capacity as the Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, has ordered that Babu Sebastian should continue as Vice-Chancellor of the varsity till April 16 as directed by the Supreme Court. Sebastian’s continuance will be subject to further orders of the apex court in the matter, a press note from the Raj Bhavan has said. 

A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court had earlier held that Sebastian was not qualified to hold the post as the search committee constituted for choosing the Vice-Chancellor was not properly constituted. However, the Supreme Court permitted Sebastian to continue as Vice-Chancellor till the next date of hearing scheduled on April 16.  The search committee was constituted during the tenure of former Governor Sheila Dikshit.

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