MU set to miss November 30 due date: Elections to choose governing bodies not likely before February, say authorities

As indicated by the revised Maharashtra Public Universities Act, the impromptu representing bodies stopped to exist on August 31 and were to be appointed by November 30.

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Election for the arrangement of overseeing collections of the University of Mumbai will be delayed and could be held as late as February next year, varsity authorities said. The college is set to miss the November 30 due date for holding elections and framing administering bodies which are, the senate, academic chamber, management gathering, boards of studies, board of examination and research and acknowledgment board.

As per the revised Maharashtra Public Universities Act, the impromptu representing bodies stopped to exist on August 31 and were to be named by November 30.

“We will write to the state higher and technical education department seeking an extension,” said a senior varsity official on condition of anonymity. “Currently, the focus is on streamlining examinations and evaluations. Moreover, most senior positions are held by officiating members. We want to ensure that the elections are held in a fair and just manner,” said the official.

In the mean time, a choice has been taken to incidentally name individuals to the representing bodies to encourage working of the college.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor, Devanand Shinde, will now designate individuals to the overseeing bodies and the assignments will be substantial till the time a full-time V-C is selected.

“The nominations will be ad hoc until a full-time V-C takes charge. The new V-C, when appointed, will have the chance to nominate members of his/ her choice,” said the official.

A last examination of the draft discretionary roll is in progress and the races would be held for five voting demographics — college graduates, school educators, college instructors, principals and administration.

The college is additionally wanting to look for assistance from the state Election Commission to lead reasonable races.

“We are requesting the election commissioner to nominate a retired official from the department who can work as an advisory to the university during the elections,” said the official.

The resigned authority will work as a advisory and knowledge partner to the registrar center, who is accountable for the elections at the college.

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