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Union HRD ministry constitutes committee to select new UGC chairman

The Union HRD Ministry Has Decided To Constitute A Three Member Committee To Search For A New Chairman Of The University Grants Commission (UGC) As The Tenure Of The Present Incumbent Ved Prakash Is About To End.

PTI | Updated on: 06 Jan 2017, 10:20:45 PM
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New Delhi:

The Union HRD ministry has decided to constitute a three member committee to search for a new chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) as the tenure of the present incumbent Ved Prakash is about to end.

According to officials the ministry has decided to constitute the panel which would be headed by Dr H R Nagendra, who is Chancellor of S-VYASA and is also likely to include former VC of Saurashtra University D P Singh and former VC of Lucknow University.

It is also learnt that as the present UGC chairperson is on leave, the HRD ministry has asked JNU VC M Jagadesh Kumar to officiate as the Commission head in his absence. 

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First Published : 06 Jan 2017, 10:17:00 PM