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SC questions appointment of AMU Vice Chancellor

New Delhi, Sep 19 (PTI) The Supreme Court today raised
questions on the appointment of a person of non-teaching
background as the Vice Chancellor of prestigious Aligarh
Muslim University.

"You (AMU) are a central university. UGC regulations
apply to you as they are mandatory. The VC must be an
academician and he should be a person who has worked for at
least 10 years as a professor in a university.

"If every other central university follows the Regulation
why can't AMU? Why to appoint a former army officer? We are
not questioning his abilities. We are on the question whether
his appointment is as per the UGC Regulations," a bench
comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and A M Khanwilkar said.

The observation came during hearing of a plea challenging
the appointment of AMU's Vice Chancellor Lt Gen Zameer Uddin
Shah on the ground that according to the regulations of
University Grants Commission (UGC), the VC ought to have
worked for at least 10 years as a professor in a university or
on an equivalent post in a research or academic institution.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for petitioner Syed
Abrar Ahmed, said the UGC regulations, which pertain to
minimum qualifications and maintenance of standards in the
higher education, had become binding on the AMU when it had
adopted these on December 6, 2010.

Referring to Kalyani Mathivanan's judgement, he said Shah
was a retired army general and had no academic qualification
as mandated by UGC Regulations, 2010.

The UGC Regulations make it explicitly clear that "the
Vice Chancellor should be a distinguished academician with a
minimum of 10 years of experience as professor in a university
system or 10 years of experience in an equivalent position in
a reputed research and/or academic administrative
organisation," Bhushan said.

Senior advocate Raju Ramachandran, appearing for AMU,
opposed the submission and said UGC Regulations were only
meant for teachers in central universities and not for
appointment to the post of VC which is the post of an officer.

Senior advocate Salman Khurshid, appearing for Shah,
referred to section 26 of UGC and said AMU is a minority

He said the alleged non-compliance of Regulations could
lead to stoppage of funds granted by the UGC but the terms of
appointment of the VC cannot be dictated to the university.

Earlier, the bench had issued notices to the Ministry of
Human Resource Development and AMU while seeking their
response on Ahmed's plea contending that the appointment of
the AMU VC was contrary to the UGC Regulations, 2010

"The UGC Regulations, 2010 was accepted and adopted by
the AMU and the same was put in abeyance by the University,
deliberately by an administrative order.

"Pass an order restraining the present VC not to make any
appointment and promotion, take any policy decision which may
have long term financial or other implications on the
executive and academic functioning of the University," the
plea had said.

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