Governor and Chancellor Keshari Nath Tripathi has set up a vice-chancellor search committee for recommending a panel of candidates for selection to the VC’s post of Kalyani University. The committee consists of Sornnath Ghosh, vice-chancellor of University of North Bengal who is the nominee of the Chancellor. Ghosh is also the chairperson of the committee. The other two members of the committee are Shyamal Roy, vice-chancellor of Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University. Roy is the nominee of the state government. Subha Sankar Sarkar, the vice-chancellor of Netaji Subhas Open University is the nominee of the Court of Kalyani University. “The Governor has also decided that secretarial assistance to the committee will be provided by the Kalyani University and related expenditure for this purpose ( Iike travelling allowances, office expenses etc.) will also be borne by the University.
The registrar of Kalyani University, will immediately contact the members of the search committee to set in motion the Search process,” said a senior state secretariat official. Malayendu Saha, a teacher of the commerce department in Calcutta University was appointed as the interim vice-chancellor of Kalyani University in December last year for six months or till a permanent VC was appointed, whichever is earlier. Saha was also the vice-chairman of West Bengal Higher Education Council. He had succeeded Rattan Lal Hangloo, the full tenure VC of Kalyani University who had quit the post and submitted his resignation following a series of spat with the state government as well as a section of the university employees. Hangloo went on to become the VC of Allahabad University – a central government institution.