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The West Bengal government will soon set up a search committee to select the next Vice Chancellor of Aliah University, Higher Education minister, Partha Chatterjee said today. "With the tenure of the existing VC Prof Abu T Khan to end soon, we will shortly form a search committee to appoint the next VC," Chatterjee told reporters after launching a webportal for online application of scholarship under Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship by Higher Education department at 'Bikash Bhavan' here. To a question about complaints made against the VC by some students of the university, Chatterjee said, "Yes we received some complaints and these are being looked into." Referring to the scholarship portal, Chatterjee said, "This Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship has been launched so that deserving students don't face any delay in getting scholarship after clicking on the links of the portal." "Merit and combined annual family income under the limit of Rs 2.5 lakh will be two eligibility factors for getting the scholarship," he said. Chatterjee also called upon the student community to emulate the ideals of Swami Vivekananda and referred to the occasion of his historic address at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, on this day 125 years back.
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