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Kerala High Court rejects petition challenging reappointment of Kannur University VC

The plea challenging the re-appointment was moved by University Senate member Dr Ramachandran Keezhoth and others.

By: Express News Service | Thiruvananthapuram |
Updated: December 15, 2021 3:54:03 pm
Kerala HCRejecting the appeal, the division bench of Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice Shaji P. Chaly said the photograph of the PM is not an advertisement.(File)

Bringing relief for the state government, the Kerala High Court on Wednesday rejected a plea challenging the re-appointment of Dr Gopinath Ravindran as the vice-chancellor (VC) of Kannur University.

The decision of the bench of Justice Amit Rawal came after Governor Arif Mohammed Khan had stated that he was forced to re-appoint Prof Ravindran as the VC for another term under political pressure. Ravindran was re-appointed on November 23, on the day his first term as the VC ended.

The plea challenging the re-appointment was moved by University Senate member Dr Ramachandran Keezhoth and others. The petitioners had alleged that the re-appointment was against the norms of the University Grants Commission. This was the first time in Kerala that a VC has been given another term.

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