The vice-chancellors of the three universities in Tamil Nadu requested Governor RN Ravi to discuss various issues concerning their universities.
The meeting was held at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Monday, December 19. The VCs of Periyar University, Annamalai University and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Prof. R Jagannathan, Prof. RM Kathiresan and Dr. V Geethalakshmi respectively met the Governor. , is also the chancellor of all state universities.
According to a TNIE report, this meeting assumes significance as three bills to curtail the governor’s powers to appoint vice-chancellors of 14 state universities passed by the Assembly in April are still pending with Governor RN Ravi. Chief Minister MK Stalin, who spoke about the bills in April, cited the example of Gujarat, saying the appointment of the VC in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state was being done by the state government. Stalin also said that in the past, the appointment of VCs in Tamil Nadu was done in consultation with the state government, reported TNIE.
So what was discussed in the meeting between the three VCs and the Governor on Monday? RN Ravi spoke at the convocations of the universities and suggested that the ceremonies be held towards the end of January 2023. Speaking to TNIE, the VCs of Periyar University and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University said that they have submitted academic performance reports of their universities. governor and also discussed the “progressive work” done in the universities.