The Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of Universities in the Maharashtra State Ch Vidyasagar Rao today appointed Prof Dhiren Patel, Director Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) as the Acting Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Mumbai. Prof. Patel is currently the Director of the VJTI and will look after the work of the University in addition to his own duties as Director of VJTI.
Prof Patel will hold the post of Pro VC till the completion of the work of declaration of results of the various exams held by the University in March, April this year or for a maximum period of three months whichever is earlier.
It may be noted that the University of Mumbai faces an unprecedented crisis with the delayed results which may be one of the reason for appointment of Pro VC. The post of the Pro-VC at the university has been vacant for the last three years.
A highly placed source in the Mumbai University on the condition of anonymity said “Patel’s appointment was made considering his expertise in computers being a computer engineer. The university needs someone who can tackle systemic delays and glitches at this point.
Written by Sitaram Mewati
Author: Sitaram Mewati
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