Education is the way toward encouraging learning, or the obtaining of information, abilities, qualities, habits, and somewhere spirituality also.So, what about Indian Education delivery system in which a person from Nonteaching Background sits on the post of Vice Chancellor. Recently Supreme Court has questioned Aligarh Muslim University which is a high-status Central University for the same.
Every year students work so hard to get through the merits and entrance test of AMU. VC from the nonteaching background will be able to understand the needs of its teachers and students. Decisions which he will be making benefit the University? These types of Questions has created a situation of doubt and unsatisfactory among the bench consisting of Chief Justice T S Thakur and A M Khanwilkar of Supreme Court.
“You (AMU) are a Centralised University. UGC directions apply to you as they are compulsory for every Central Institution. The VC must be a lecturer or scholar and he should be a person who has worked for minimum 10 years as an educator in a college.
“On the off chance that every Central University follows the Regulation why can’t AMU? Why select a previous armed force officer? We are not pointing fingers at his strengths and abilities. It’s only about whether his appointment full fills the regulations of UGC or not” the bench said.
The matter was highlighted during the discussion over the plea to change the arrangement of AMU’s Vice Chancellor on the grounds of University Grants Commission (UGC) rules and regulations which are the VC should have worked for no less than 10 years as a Lecturer in a college or on an appropriate post as researcher in research institutions or universities.
Advocate Prashant Bhushan, from the side of petitioner Syed Abrar Ahmed, said in the reference of Kalyani Mathivanan’s judgment, he said Shah was a resigned armed force general and had no academic background as mandated by UGC Regulations in 2010.
The UGC Regulations make it clear that “the Vice Chancellor ought to be a recognized academician with at least 10 years of experience as a teacher in a college or 10 years of involvement in an identical position in a research and/or scholarly authoritative association,” Bhushan said.
Senior Advocate Raju Ramachandran, on behalf of AMU defence, opposes the plea and said UGC Regulations were meant for teachers in central university and not for the engagement to the post of VC which is the post of an officer.
Senior Advocate Salman Khurshid, standing up for Shah, in contrast to section 26 of UGC and said AMU is a minority foundation.
He said that saying no to follow Regulations could result in stoppage of funds approved by the UGC but the terms of the engagement of the VC can’t be ordered to the university. The Supreme Court posted the matter for hearing on September 26.