Vacancies for The Post of Vice Chancellors at Central Universities

The senior most Professors/Pro-Vice Chancellors/ Vice Chancellors of other Central Universities are holding the posts of Vice Chancellor (In-charge) in Central Universities without VCs. The names of Central Universities where there is vacancy of Vice Chancellor are as follows:-

Sl.No. Name of the Central University Date of Vacancy
1 North –Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya. June, 2013
2 Central University of Odisha 28.02.2014
3 Central University of Rajasthan 01.03.2014
4 Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya,  Chattisgarh 01.03.2014
5 Central University of Kashmir 01.03.2014
6 Central University of Jharkhand 01.03.2014
7 Central University of Tamil Nadu 02.03.2014
8 Central University of Bihar 02.03.2014
9 University of Allahabad 28.07.2014
10 University of Hyderabad 28.01.2015


The delay in filling up of vacant posts of Vice Chancellors of Central Universities is due to various reasons and some of them are as follows:

(i)      Scrapping of  some of the Search-cum-Selection Committees (SSC) due to some deficiencies and re-constitution of SSCs;

(ii)    Time taken by the Universities in providing Executive Council’s  nominees for SSC;

(iii)    Sometimes Executive Council’s nominees also decline their participation in the selection process and their substitution also takes time;

(iv)  Setting up of SSC is time taking process,

(v)    Time taken by SSC for selection of Panel for :

(a)   Scrutiny of applications,

(b)   Shortlisting of suitable candidates

(c)   Interaction with shortlisted candidates by SSC

(d)   Non-availability of all the members of SSC on common dates for 4-5 sittings for the finalisation of a Panel of candidates

There are 41 Central Universities under the purview of Ministry of Human resource Development. The tenure of different Vice Chancellors is different for all Central Universities and therefore, vacancies of Vice Chancellors keep on occurring. Filling up of these vacancies is a continuous and ongoing process which is at different stages for different universities and no specific date can be given regarding filling up of such vacancies.

This information was given by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smriti Irani in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha question.

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