SC questions appointment of AMU V-C

"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.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 20, 2016 3:15 am
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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.