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Agitation seeking removal of Madurai Kamaraj University VC to be intensified

PTI 21 Aug 2014, 13:12:39 PM IST
Madurai:  Agitation would be intensifed seeking removal of Madurai Kamaraj University Vice-Chancellor Kalyani Mathivanan from the post, a representative of the association pressing the demand today said.

The agitation would be intensified by holding fasts, demonstrations and even picketing the University in a phased manner in the next two days,P Vijayakumar, co-convenor of the Save Madurai Kamaraj University Coalition,told reporters here.

The coalition would resort to direct action seeking to remove her from the Vice-Chancellor post, he said, adding, dates of the agitation would be announced soon.

Vijayakumar said the Supreme Court had stayed for an interim period of four weeks the order of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court setting aside her appointment, and it had expired on August 18. Despite reminders to authorities, no action has been taken to remove her, he said.

The High Court had questioned her qualifications and alleged that she was ineligible to hold the post as per the University Grants Commission regulations.