Presidency Students’ No Longer Wants Anuradha Lohia As V-C


Kolkata: The current term of V-C Anuradha Lohia is ending on April 30 and a search committee has been constituted for the selection of a new V-C.

Anuradha Lohia was appointed as the first full-term V-C of Presidency University in 2014 after physicist Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, who was named the VC, wrote to the Governor that he cannot accept the offer.

The Independents’ Consolidation (IC) student union at Presidency University wants to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi. They want to urge them not to reappoint Anuradha Lohia as the Vice-Chancellor of the university.

The IC members said they had taken the opinion of the students and the majority of them do not want Lohia as the V-C again. V-C Lohia is likely to be asked to continue after May 1 since the search will take some time.