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Appointment of NEHU VC opposed

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, Oct 7 � Two organisations have dashed off letters to President Pratibha Patil seeking revocation of the appointment of AN Rai as the vice chancellor of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU).

Alleging that Rai had �left an unpalatable legacy during his previous posting as VC of Mizoram University�, the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People said the appointment was against local sentiments.

Rai was in the centre of a controversy after a turmoil at Mizoram University few months back over a recruitment row.

The influential Khasi Students Union claimed local sentiments were completely ignored in the appointment of the VC.

�A well-known academician from the region and preferably a tribal with academic and administrative experience be appointed as VC in NEHU,� the KSU said in their letter faxed yesterday to Patil, who is also the visitor of the varsity.

The general assembly of the teaching and non-teaching staff had unilaterally declared senior-most professor of NEHU RP Bajpai as the VC, a day after Rai was appointed on October 4. � PTI

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Appointment of NEHU VC opposed

SHILLONG, Oct 7 � Two organisations have dashed off letters to President Pratibha Patil seeking revocation of the appointment of AN Rai as the vice chancellor of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU).

Alleging that Rai had �left an unpalatable legacy during his previous posting as VC of Mizoram University�, the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People said the appointment was against local sentiments.

Rai was in the centre of a controversy after a turmoil at Mizoram University few months back over a recruitment row.

The influential Khasi Students Union claimed local sentiments were completely ignored in the appointment of the VC.

�A well-known academician from the region and preferably a tribal with academic and administrative experience be appointed as VC in NEHU,� the KSU said in their letter faxed yesterday to Patil, who is also the visitor of the varsity.

The general assembly of the teaching and non-teaching staff had unilaterally declared senior-most professor of NEHU RP Bajpai as the VC, a day after Rai was appointed on October 4. � PTI