The Supreme Court Monday asked the Aligarh Muslim University to justify the appointment of a person of non-teaching background as its vice-chancellor in alleged contravention to the UGC norms.
“You (AMU) are a central university. UGC regulations apply to you as they are mandatory. The V-C must be an academician… he should be a person who has worked for at least 10 years as a professor,” observed a bench led by CJI T S Thakur.
Senior advocate Raju Ramachandran, appearing for the AMU, replied that UGC regulations were meant only for teachers in central universities and not for the post of V-C. The court will hear the case next on September 26. Lt Gen Zameer Uddin is the V-C.