Kolkata, Apr 11 UNI | 3 months ago

The West Bengal higher education council today decided to appoint Prof Sabyasachi Bhattacharya as Vice Chancellor of Presidency University to succeed Malabika Sarkar who takes over as the institute mentor replacing Sugata Bose, a Trinamool Congress Candidate in the Lok Sabha elections

State Education Minister Bratya Basu said the proposal had been sent to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her approval before being placed for Gubernatorial assent.

The move came as the incumbent VC's term expires on May 15 and the present mentor steps down for his being an election candidate.

In a referendum conducted last month,the presidency students overwhelmingly opined against prof Sugata Bose continuing as mentor after being nominated by the ruling party as its candidate from Jadavpur lokSabha constituency.

(Posted on 12-04-2014)