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Tamil Nadu passes Bill to allow state to appoint university vice-chancellors

So far, the authority was with the Governor. In Gujarat, the CM has appointed VCs since 1949.

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New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday adopted a Bill to empower the state government to appoint vice-chancellors in the state.

The authority so far had rested with the Governor. As chancellor of state-run universities, he or she appointed VCs on the recommendation of expert committees.

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin’s government has long argued that the state’s inability to appoint VCs impacted higher education.

It has said that several states already had the VC portfolio with the government, including the Prime Minister’s state of Gujarat.

In Gujarat, only the chief minister has had this power since 1949. A similar Bill was passed last year in Maharashtra on the matter.

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