A search committee to appoint new vice-chancellor for Madurai Kamarajar University was formed. Tamil Nadu government has nominated M.Rajendran, P.Maruthamuthu as search committee members. Anna University Former VC Balagurusamy was appointed as the committee’s convenor.
Anna University Former VC Balagurusamy has supported the NEET exam, National Education Policy and Navodhya schools. The DMK party that opposes these policies when it was the opposition party has now appointed the one that supported the policies as a convenor for the search committee. This has created outrage on social media.
The Tamil Nadu government has nominated members of the search committee to appoint new Vice-Chancellor for Madurai Kamarajar University. But Balagurusamy is appointed as the convenor by Governor R.N.Ravi, and not nominated by the Tamil Nadu government.
Tamil Nadu government has nominated M.Rajendran as a syndicate nominee. Dr P.Maruthamuthu was nominated as senate nominee by Madurai Kamarajar University.
As the Chancellor of Madurai Kamarajar University is the Governor, Anna University Former VC Balagurusamy was appointed by him.
The committee under Balagurusamy receives applications for eligible professors, shortlist three profiles and will forward them to the Governor. In the Universities including Anna University where the governor is the Chancellor, the search committee convenor is chosen by order of the Governor. Similarly, Balagurusamy is appointed as per his nomination.