Mumbai University VC Sanjay Deshmukh sacked

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Maharashtra Governor and Mumbai University Chancellor CH Vidyasagar Rao have allegedly removed Sanjay Deshmukh as the vice-chancellor of the university for delaying the results of students.

It was learned that the university is mandated to declare the results within 30 days which can not be exceeded beyond 45 days.

The decision came out after the results were delayed by more than three months.

A statement released by the Raj Bhavan reads, “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”.

Sanjay Deshmukh who has earlier with the RSS think-tank Rambhau Prabodhini Mhalgi as director from 2001 to 2003, was appointed as Mumbai university’s vice-chancellor in the year 2015.

According to new laws, the vice-chancellor can be removed he doesn’t follow the provisions of law or has broken any terms and conditions,

Sanjay Deshmukh believed to be the first vice-chancellor to be sacked in the history of Mumbai University.

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