Sabujkali Sen officiating as Visva Bharati V-C
Kolkata: Sabujkali Sen is discharging the responsibility as Vice-Chancellor of Visva-Bharati as the ministry of human resources development is yet to appoint a full-term V-C of the institution.
Sen said on Monday that she was still discharging responsibility and had no intimation about who will be the next V-C of the central university.
"I am discharging my responsibility as of now till a new V-C is appointed."
As per the University Act and Statute, the seniormost principal of a Visva-Bharati institution will automatically take charge as
But the HRD ministry's letter of February 3 had assigned Sen the charge of V-C and stated that she would be at the helm till the appointment of a new V-C.
Sen's term as the director of 'Studies Educational Innovations and Rural Reconstruction' of Visva-Bharati had expired on
To a question whether there would be any technical hurdle due to the expiry of her term as the director of a
department of Visva-Bharati two days ago, Sen
declined to comment.
A senior Visva-Bharati official said the institution is yet to nominate two
members to a Search Committee for selecting a new vice-chancellor for the varsity as asked by the HRD ministry on February 23.
The HRD ministry sent the mail after the President of India disbanded the previous Search Committee for appointing the V-C.
The Executive Council and Court (another university body) will nominate one name each in their respective meetings to the Search Committee, which will forward the same to MHRD for selecting one name, the official said adding the meetings were yet to take place.
The central university has been functioning without a fulltime V-C for the last two years after the then Vice-chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta was dismissed from the central university in February 2016.