HYDERABAD: Amid protests and counter protests by students and faculty members for the past one week, the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) finally got a regular Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Aslam Parvaiz, after nearly four months on Tuesday.
Dr Aslam, who had earlier served as principal of the Delhi-based Zakir Husain Delhi College, holds a PhD in Botany. Though he teaches science, he is well known for his command of the Urdu language.
On his first day as V-C, Dr Aslam held a meeting with the MANUU Joint Action Committee which was formed by MANUU Teachers’ Association (MANUUTA), Officers’ Association and the Employees’ Association of the university, to address issues that led to unrest on the campus. The V-C assured the faculty members and others that he would resolve their problems soon. Since the students and a group of faculty members have been making allegations and counter allegations against each other, he asked both the parties to submit written complaints.
Speaking to Express, Dr. Aslam, said, “I am not aware of a majority of the problems here. The faculty and students have brought some issues to my notice. But I need some time to look into the matters and make a plan to resolve them.”
Referring to the university’s recent restriction on girl students on the campus, he said so far, he had not received any complaint from students in this regard. However, he promised to find an appropriate solution to the issues if the students come up with formal complaints.