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Governor urged to appoint permanent VC in AAU


JORHAT, June 18 - The Jorhat unit of the AJYCP has urged Governor Jagdish Mukhi, who is also the Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University, to appoint a permanent Vice Chancellor.

AAU has nine colleges, 23 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and six regional agricultural research stations spread over the state, and has been one among the premier agricultural teaching and research institutions in the country.

In a memorandum submitted to the Governor, through the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner on Wednesday, the student body pointed out that the university was functioning without a permanent Vice-Chancellor for over 10 months, which has become a matter of concern. It may be mentioned here that Dr Ashok Bhattacharyya has been officiating as the AAU Vice Chancellor (in-charge).

The memorandum stated that due to lack of a permanent Vice Chancellor, activities of the institution has been affected in certain ways as the in-charge Vice-Chancellor could carry out only �routine nature� of work.

The memorandum said that the process of appointing a permanent person to the Vice Chancellor�s post was initiated by the Governor last year and a selection committee, too, was formed for the purpose and the selection process too happened. However, the process got stuck, the memorandum mentioned.

The student body adjured the Governor to expedite the process of appointing a capable person to the post of Vice Chancellor so that the varsity, which was a premier agricultural educational and a research institute of the region and one amongst the country, did not lag behind.

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