Governor rejects VC nominations

Governor rejects VC nominations

August 23, 2017

Bengaluru: The Higher Education Department had recommended a name for the Vice-Chancellor’s post of University of Mysore. However, with the Governor rejecting the name, there is a silent tussle going on between the Chancellor and the State Government. The Governor has not given the approval for the names recommended by the Government for the four Universities in the State including Bangalore and Mysore Universities.

The Governor has sent back the files regarding the appointment of Vice-Chancellors to Mysore and Bangalore Universities. The Government had recommended the name of the Vice-Chancellor for the Law University nearly two years ago. But, the Governor has rejected the name and is keeping silent on the issue.

University of Mysore is in a similar situation. While the Government had recommended the name of Prof. Siddashrama, Raj Bhavan officials have sought details about Prof. R.K. Somashekhar of Bangalore University.

The undue delay in appointing Vice-Chancellor is causing grave concern among the teaching and administrative fraternity. A Syndicate Member, speaking to Star of Mysore on condition of anonymity, said, “The Chief Minister must intervene and resolve the issue at the earliest. All important decisions are in limbo as the acting Vice-Chancellor cannot be entrusted with such huge responsibilities. However, it is sad that in spite of this situation, many decisions are being taken by the current dispensation that is inimical to the interest of the University.”

This tug of war between the Governor and the Higher Education Department should end at the earliest at least to put the Higher Education back on the rails, said a former Vice-Chancellor to Star of Mysore.


Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 41 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it’s readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.


Academy News Papers Private Limited, Publishers, Star of Mysore & Mysuru Mithra, 15-C, Industrial ‘A’ Layout, Bannimantap, Mysuru-570015. Phone no. – 0821 249 6520

To advertise on Star of Mysore, email us at

Online Edition: [email protected]
Print Editon: [email protected]
For News/Press Release: [email protected]