No hiatus in leadership of Nalanda University
Nov 19 (IANS) Nalanda University in Bihar on Saturday made it clear that there will be no hiatus in the leadership of the university.
“In response to media queries about the leadership of Nalanda University after Dr Gopa Sabharwal’s present term as Vice-Chancellor ends on 24 November 2016, the Chancellor has directed that his circular to Faculty and Administration Staff on 27 October 2016 and his letter to Dr. Sabharwal on 10 November 2016 be released to the media,” a press release of the university said.
“This is to assure University’s stakeholders and members of the public that there will be no hiatus in the leadership of the University,” it added.
It further said: “The Chancellor and the Governing Board are grateful to Dr. Sabharwal for agreeing to act as interim Vice-Chancellor until a new Vice-Chancellor is in place. The Chancellor and the Governing Board have put on record their high regard of Dr. Sabharwal’s performance as Vice-Chancellor and had wanted to recommend her reappointment.”
The university Chancellor George Yeo in a letter dated Nov 10, 2016 said: “On behalf of the governing board, I thank you for agreeing to act as interim vice chancellor and making sure that there will be no leadership vacuum in the university.”
Vice chancellor Gopa Sabharwal’s term ended in November 2015 and she got an extension as per varsity guidelines.
Located in the Buddhist pilgrim town of Rajgir in Nalanda district, the university began its first academic session in September 2014 on a makeshift campus.
Yeo, a former foreign minister of Singapore, replaced Nobel laureate Amartya Sen as the chancellor last year