Monday, Nov 28, 2022

Kannur University


HC quashes Kerala CPM leader wife's selection as Kannur University associate prof, says UGC norms inviolable

November 18, 2022 2:41 am

Priya Varghese's selection was among the reasons for the flare-up of tension between the CPI(M)-led LDF government and Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, who had stayed the appointment over alleged violation of norms.

Governors as chancellors: The points of conflict

August 28, 2022 11:16 am

In the initial years of our Republic, there were hardly any conflicts between governors as chancellors and state governments. The Congress was in power at the national and state level. The President, bound by the Prime Minister’s advice, appointed individuals closely linked to the party as governors.

Arif Mohammed Khan’s outburst against Irfan Habib lowers dignity of his office, dents his own record and reputation

August 25, 2022 8:40 am

Of course, Arif Mohammed Khan is far from being the first incumbent of a Raj Bhawan to court controversy.

Newsmaker | Pinarayi confidant KK Ragesh at heart of Governor-Govt tussle has full CPM backing

August 25, 2022 9:01 am

Arif Mohammed Khan and LDF at loggerheads over university appointment of the spouse of Ragesh, who was CPM’s farm protests face.

Historians and academics hit out at Kerala Governor over remarks on Kannur University VC

August 23, 2022 3:03 am

Terming Khan's comment “harassment”, a group of around 50 historians and academics came out in Ravindran's support and said the governor's statement constitutes a “false, defamatory and politically motivated campaign”.

Kerala Governor calls VC of Kannur University a criminal

August 21, 2022 9:11 pm

Referring to the alleged bid to disrupt his address at the Indian History Congress in Kannur in 2019 Kerela Governor, Khan, said the VC had hatched a conspiracy to get him physically assaulted.

Appointment of Kerala CM secy’s wife in varsity stirs row

August 14, 2022 4:04 am

The committee, in its complaint to the Governor, pointed out that Varghese had the lowest research score, fixed as per the UGC norms, among six candidates who had applied for the post in the Malayalam Department in November last year.

Governor seeks reports from two Kerala varsities over exam goof-ups

April 26, 2022 11:44 am

At University of Kannur, three exams scheduled last week had to be cancelled after the question papers were found to be a repeat of previous year’s.

Kerala HC dismisses appeal against Kannur University’s VC's re-appointment

February 24, 2022 9:33 am

The petitioners, had contended before the single judge, that a person can hold office of VC only till the age of 60 years and Ravindran, born on December 19, 1960, was over age at the time of his second appointment.

Row political, higher education is casualty, says Kannur Univ VC at centre of Kerala Governor-govt tussle

December 21, 2021 4:32 pm

On November 24, the Governor, in his capacity as Chancellor of the university, reappointed Ravindran to the post.