Dr Pramod Varma appointed VC of BU

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Aug 2017 11:12:27


Staff Reporter,

In place of Dr Murlidhar Tiwari, who had resigned from the post of Vice Chancellor of Barkatullah University amid controversy, Dr Pramod Varma has joined as administrator in the university on Friday. The whole day, university officers and employees were watching the new developments.

Governor and Chancellor Om Prakash Kohli issued orders on Friday appointing Dr Pramod Varma, Professor, Allied Geology, Vikram University, Ujjain, as Vice Chancellor of Barkatullah University with immediate effect. His appointment is for five years.

Sources said for the last over two years, the students unions and some professors in the university were not happy with working of former Vice Chancellor Tiwari. After many complaints of alleged irregularities in Barkatullah University, Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya, Minister of Higher Education, has now taken seriously the irregularities in Government universities and has asked senior education officers to take action against the guilty persons in universities and emphasise upon improvement of education in universities.

There was major reshuffle in Government universities in the State. On the other hand, the Governor has appointed Dr Mukesh Kumar Tiwari, Professor and Head of the Department, Post Graduate Studies and Research in History, Government Indira Gandhi Girls College, Shahdol, as Vice Chancellor of Pandit S N Shukla University, Shahdol. His appointment is also for five years. B S Bais, Public Relations Officer, Barkatullah University, said that Section 52 was imposed in the university and Dr Pramod Varma joined as new Vice Chancellor on Friday evening.