TN govt tables Bill to appoint VC of Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University
Tamil Nadu government has introduced a bill in the state Assembly to empower itself to appoint the Vice Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University.
In the spree of empowering itself to appoint Vice Chancellors (VCs) of different state universities, the state government has tabled yet another bill to get the power to appoint the VC of Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University instead of the Governor making the appointment.
The bill reads, “The State Development Policy Council [renamed as the State Planning Commission] has also recommended in making necessary amendments to the Tamil Nadu Dr AmbedkarLaw University, 1996 to ensure the role of the government in the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor.”
Law Minister S Regupathy tabled the bill and cited the Gujarat University Act, 1949 and the Telangana (Andhra Pradesh) Universities Act, 1991 which empowered the respective state governments to appoint the VCs of the universities in their states.
The reasons of the bill also cited Karnataka State Universities Act, 2000, as per which the VC will be appointed by the Chancellor with the concurrence of the state government, as reported by The Hindu.
About Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University
The law university in Chennai is state-owned and recognised by the UGC and BCI. It offers five-year and three-year LLB courses along with two-year LLM courses and PhD courses. It provides legal education at its campus and also through affiliated colleges located in Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Salem, Chennai, Trichy, Madurai, Vellore, and Chengalpattu.
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