Presidency Panel To Meet For VC


Kolkata: Presidency University search panel will hold its first meeting on Monday for searching VC, officials said. The term of the current VC, Anuradha Lohia, ends on May 2.

The higher education department was initially hesitant to set up the committee because of the model of conduct, which is in force in view of the upcoming panchayat elections. But late last week the department had issued an order constituting the committee.

Officials in the higher education department said the first meeting of the committee was scheduled for Monday.

The search committee consists of former UGC chairman Ved Prakash (the governor’s nominee), Rabindra Bharati University vice-chancellor Sabyasachi Basu Raychaudhuri (the state government’s nominee) and Nirmal Ganguly, a former director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (the university’s nominee). Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi is chancellor of the university. The chancellor’s nominee chairs the panel.