JNU Vice-Chancellor Prof. M Jagdish Kumar did not get an extension
The search for the post of vice-chancellor has started at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The Union Ministry of Education has issued an advertisement for the post of Vice-Chancellor. Pro. M. Jagdish Kumar's term ends on January 31. The Ministry has given Prof. It has been decided not to extend Kumar's tenure. It is mandatory for the Vice-Chancellor applicant to teach for ten years as a professor in the university and ten years of experience, including proof of academic and administrative leadership in an academic organization.
The Union Education Ministry has approved the advertisement for the post of JNU Vice-Chancellor on 24 October.
An interested applicant can send an online application form to the Ministry of Education and JNU Registrar by 24 November. Besides this, it will be mandatory to give the certificate of vigilance check along with the application. The application for the post of JNU Vice-Chancellor has been approved under the new rules. In this, three to six months before the vacancy of any post, the selection committee, and selection work will have to be done on the basis of advertisement. The age of the applicant should not be more than 65 years. A monthly allowance of Rs 2,10,000 and a special allowance of Rs 11,250 and other general allowances will also be available for this post.
Focus placed on advancing JNU amid controversies
Current Vice-Chancellor Prof. M Jagdish Kumar's five-year tenure has always been in controversy. Although the VC Prof. Kumar in his own way kept the focus on advancing the university. Due to this, for the fourth time in the NIRF rankings, it has retained the second position in the All India category and the first position in the university. The ranking of the university has steadily improved due to research.
The first controversy took place on the 11th day of assuming the tenure, to commemorate the martyrdom day of terrorist Afzal Guru on campus and anti-national slogans. After this incident, there were frequent disputes with leftist student and teacher organizations. In 2019, due to the campus strike, the incident of outsiders in hostels, etc., education was affected for five consecutive months.