Vice-chancellor selection rules to be relaxed

India’s University Grants Commission has decided to relax norms for the selection of vice-chancellors in state universities. Commission Chair Ved Prakash said the move followed requests from several state governments to ease the standards, reports TNN.

Prakash said that from now on, selection norms prescribed by the commission would not be mandatory for state-run universities. He said it was the responsibility of the state to maintain quality and transparency in the vice-chancellor selection process.

The current norms insist that a vice-chancellor candidate be an academician with a minimum of 10 years' experience as professor in a university system or 10 years' experience in an equivalent position in a reputed research and-or academic administrative organisation.
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