The order was passed by a division bench comprising
justices SK Katriyar and Vikas Jain on a PIL filed by a
citizen Janardan Singh.
The bench asked the chancellor's secretariat to clarify
its stand on the issues raised in the petition soon.
The PIL had alleged that most of the universities in
Bihar did not have full-fledged vice-chancellors and sought
the court's intervention in this regard.
Apart from the Patna University, the varsities which do
not have full-fledged vice-chancellors are: Magadh University,
Veer Kunwar University, B R Ambedkar University and B N Mandal
The petitioner alleged that the academic work and
functioning of the universities were badly affected in absence
of full-fledges VCs there.
Patna: The Patna High Court on Tuesday asked the
secretariat of the Chancellor of Universities, Devanand
Konwar, who is also the state Governor, to clear its stand on
a PIL seeking appointment of full-fledged vice-chancellors.
First Published: Tuesday, July 05, 2011, 15:56