Arif Mohammad Khan, the governor of Kerala, ordered vice chancellors of nine institutions to resign, which has sparked a major controversy in the state and infuriated political parties. The state’s education minister said that the governor’s orders had led to a unfortunate situation as the governing Left Democratic Fund (LDF) announced a series of rallies.
Kerala’s Minister of Higher Education, R Bindu, emphasised her opposition to the action by posing the question, Has any governor in the nation taken similar measures?
This might be seen as an attempt to hinder government activities. She said, Our universities are making outstanding progress, according to news agency ANI, pitting the governor and the ruling party against one another in a new spat.
The governor’s office tweeted that the nine vice chairs had been given till Monday at 11:30 am to submit their resignations. The governor of Kerala used a Supreme Court order to defend his decision.
The University of Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi University, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kannur University, APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, and Shree Shankaracharya are among the nine universities mentioned in the tweet.
The University of Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi University, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kannur University, APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, and Shree Shankaracharya are among the nine universities mentioned in the tweet. University of Calicut, Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, and University of Sanskrit.
As the LDF blasted Governor Khan for trying to promote Sangh Parivar agenda in state universities, it was organising protests against the direction. On November 15, a sizable rally would be held outside the Raj Bhawan, according to Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI (M) state secretaries M V Govindan and Kanam Rajendran. The LDF will organise protest meetings in every district headquarters, they said.
The appointment of Dr. Rajasree M. S. as vice chancellor of the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University was cancelled by the highest court on Friday due to a rule breach by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The governor asked the vice chancellors of nine schools in the state to quit, citing a recent Supreme Court decision that invalidated the appointment of the vice chancellors of the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University in this city for violating UGC guidelines.
The letters requesting Vice Chancellors of nine Universities of Kerala to give their resignation have been sent, Raj Bhavan stated in a statement earlier on Sunday.
As was previously reported, the University Grants Commission contends that only one name from the search committee’s panel of at least three qualified candidates should have been forwarded to the chancellor. As a result, the appointment of The highest court has overturned Dr. Rajasree MS’s appointment as vice chancellor of APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University.