JNU VC tenure not to be extended

Students' referendum forced decision in the EC meeting


Jasleen Kaur | April 28, 2010

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) vice chancellor B B Bhattacharya will not get extension in his tenure beyond one term. The decision was taken in the Executive Council meeting held here on Tuesday. His term ends on June 30.

The JNU Teachers' Association and many student groups had been opposing a move to amend the JNU statutes to give the VC one more term.

Even after long debates, an EC meeting earlier this month could not decide on this matter and another meeting was held on Tuesday.

Students held a referendum at the campus last week over the issue. The day-long voting was conducted by the Referendum Committee in which more than 90 percent students voted against the second tenure for the VC.

Sources told Governance Now that the EC decision was largely influenced by students' referendum.



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