The government and the Chancellor should give a satisfactory explanation on why the unprecedented step of sacking Mahatma Gandhi University Vice-Chancellor A V George was taken on the grounds that he furnished a false bio-data to secure the top post, the All Kerala Private College Teachers’ Association (AKPCTA) has said.
‘’The UGC regulations stipulate that only a person with academic excellence, high values, administrative capabilities and commitment to higher education should be appointed as Vice- Chancellor. It is the duty of the search committee to select eligible persons for the post. However, in the selection of A V George, the search panel has committed a serious lapse which resulted in this situation,’’ AKPCTA said in a release.
‘’Instead of examining his qualifications, the search committee selected him to the post purely on the basis of political considerations. After his appointment, George fell out of favour with the government and the false bio-data issue was used as a ploy to oust him,’’ the Left-affiliated teachers’ association alleged.
MG University has suffered due to the UDF Government’s policy of selecting the Vice- Chancellor and members of the Syndicate purely on political and communal lines. Due to the infighting in the Syndicate and the government’s adamant attitude on many issues, the University is witnessing an administrative paralysis, AKPCTA said. The college teachers’ association warned of widespread protests if the government does not change its attitude towards affairs concerning the university.