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Anna University VC appointed as per eligibility conditions: TN Governor's office

IANS  |  Chennai 

The selection of the of was done in a fair and transparent manner and as per the laid down eligibility conditions for the aspriants, said Nadu Banwarilal Purohit's office.

A Raj Bhavan statement issued here on Saturday said no distinction based on place/state of origin was provided in the Government Order in this regard, and the advertisement inviting applications for the post of was approved by the three member Search Committee for a suitable candidate.

Political parties in Nadu opposed the appointment of Surappa hailing from as the of

PMK founder on Friday said the appointment does not respect the feelings of the people and was condemnable.

When there were good educationists in Tamil Nadu, "importing" a person from another state was not acceptable, he said, adding that no was appointed as Vice Chancellor for Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, and The for a long time.

In a post late Thursday, said at a time when the Cauvery water issue was at its helm, the appointment of Surappa was not acceptable.

On Thursday, Purohit appointed Surappa as Anna University's Vice Chancellor for three years.

Surappa had previously served as the of the Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, for six years (2009-2015).

A Doctorate in Metallurgical Engineering, Surappa has 30 years of teaching experience of which 24 years were spent at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

"The welfare of the and Engineering Colleges affiliated to the University, faculty and the students was kept in mind when making the selection," the Raj Bhavan statement said.

"Since there has been no extraneous interference in the selection process and since the choice of the Vice Chancellor was done entirely in accordance with the statute, it is requested that be kept out and unnecessary mud slinging avoided," the statement added.



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First Published: Sat, April 07 2018. 20:36 IST