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Alagh, Chidambaram in race for Delhi Univ VC

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 21:51

New Delhi: With the term of Delhi University
Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental nearing its end, the University
has set in motion the process of finalising the members of a
panel that will select his successor.

Names of potential candidates are shortlisted by a
three-member panel which recommends them to the President of
India who makes the choice.

The University Executive Council has recommended to the
three-member committee reputed agricultural economist and
former Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University Yogender
K Alagh and R Chidambaram, Scientific Adviser to the Prime
Minister for the post of VC, a University official said.

The names need to be approved by the Ministry of Human
Resource Development while a third name for the panel will be
suggested by the Visitor.

Pental`s term at the helm of affairs in the Delhi
University ends in August.

"The panel once formed will in two or three sittings
finalise three prospective names for the post of the next Vice
Chancellor," said the official.


First Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 21:51
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