Mumbai University VC sacked over ‘gross negligence and failure’; Governor forms search committee

MumbaiUniversityVC-DrSanjayDeshmukh.sackedThe University of Mumbai Vice Chancellor Dr Sanjay V Deshmukh has been sacked by the Governor of Maharashtra C Vidyasagar Rao in his capacity as the Chancellor of the varsity. Despite repeated reminders from the Chancellor’s office to declare results of nearly four lakh students on time, the University administration failed thus causing anger among the student community.

Dr Deshmukh has been removed from the post for his ‘negligence and delay’ in the announcement of examination results. A senior official associated with the Mumbai University administration on condition of anonymity said, “Initially, he was sent on leave some time back and now he has been sacked. Deshmukh has been asked to join his Life Sciences Department, to which he was associated prior to becoming the VC of the University.”

A statement from the Raj Bhavan read, “Today, the Governor and Chancellor of the University of Mumbai CH. Vidyasagar Rao, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him under Section 11(14)(e) of the Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016 removed Dr. Sanjay Deshmukh from the office of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Mumbai for his gross negligence and failure in implementing the On-Screen Marking system, to declare the results of examinations held in Summer-2017 within the time limit prescribed in the Act and for his failure to comply with the directions issued by the Chancellor from time to time, regarding early declaration of results.”

In July this year, the Governor appointed an independent officer to monitor the results daily progress report and ordered Deshmukh to set up a "war room" to ensure declaration of results on time and submit a daily progress report to Raj Bhavan.

The Chancellor has also constituted a search Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. K. Kasturirangan, renowned Indian space scientist for the appointment of the VC of the University. We have been trying to reach Dr. Deshmukh but till the time of filing of the story his phone remained unanswered.

Dr. Deshmukh, was appointed as the VC in July 2015 and succeeded Prof Rajan Welukar, whose term as VC was equally controversial.

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I asked about the BBA LLB 5 year course usually done after 10+2 exam. So what is the procedure for the admission in MU.

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Dear student, The University invites applications for admissions to the LLB and BBA-LLB Programme for the academic year 2018-19. The BBA LLB is an integrated programme of 5 years whereas LLB programm...Read More

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I want to seek admission for LLB course in university of Mumbai.what is the process???

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U have to complete your graduation in BA from MU.

Then only u are eligible in BA LLB.

U can't complete unless u r from other university.

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Hello,I am Ananya from bareilly(up) and I have secured 80%in class 12th(isc board),will I be able to get good college of mu.

Hello,I am Ananya from bareilly(up) and I have secured 80%in class 12th(isc board),will I be able to get good college of maharashtra univers

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Yes, you are but it would be better if you can mention your stream and interest for a more precised answer

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I got a score of 133, what are mu chances of getting top 3 nlus

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Dear Mohit,Congratualations on the score, there is a very high possibility of you getting into the top 3 National Law Universities. In CLat 2017, a score of 133 would have gotten you a rank around 90-...Read More

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I got a rank 1229 in MU OET-2018. Will I be able to get B.Pharma in Manipal University? And Also, what is the further procedure for this?

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you can check out the last year cut off and for further assistance you should regularly check out the MU OET and get the desired updates regarding the admission.moreover you can also check the college...Read More