Mumbai, Mar 31 (IANS): Shiv Sena legislators and a few members of the Mumbai University Senate Friday demanded the suspension of varsity Vice Chancellor Rajan Welukar alleging that he is ineffective in handling the administration of the university.
Led by senior leader Subhash Desai, a delegation met Maharashtra Governor and Chancellor of Mumbai University K. Sankaranarayanan, requesting him to appoint an administrator in Welukar's place.
Citing "many serious irregularities" in the university, the delegation highlighted the recent problem of leaking of question papers of T.Y.B.Com examination, wrong question paper being given to 600 students of Commerce and chaos in the distribution of hall tickets to the students.
The governor told the delegation that he had a detailed discussion with the vice chancellor on various issues raised by the members earlier in the day and that he has directed the vice chancellor to make sure that no student suffers on account of lapses on the part of the university.
As regards the issue of key university positions such as pro vice-chancellor, registrar, controller of examinations, etc. lying vacant in the university, the governor said he will ensure that the vacancies are filled as early as possible.