Updated: December 15, 2021 3:54:03 pm
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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