TIRUCHY: Muthukumar, professor of Coimbatore Government Arts College, S Subbiah, syndicate member of Bharathidasan University (BDU) and Kulandhaivel, professor of Madras University are in the race for the post of Vice-Chancellor’s post of BDU.
According to Association of University Teachers (AUT), the three names have been in circulation among the university circles for sometime now. However, none of them meet the minimum eligibility criteria of ten years of experience as professor in a University system or ten years of experience in an equivalent position, alleged Dr K Pandiyan, state vice president, AUT. He appealed that the appointment of VC should be non-controversial and be made strictly as per UGC norms.
When contacted, Karu Nagarajan, Convener, V-C Search Committee remained non-committal about the shortlisted names. Nagarajan said, “How will AUT know which names we have shortlisted for the post. We have submitted the list to the Governor on Saturday and it is up to the him to decide on the appointment. I have nothing to do with it.”