ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Autonomy and Appointment of University Vice Chancellors

The selection of vice chancellors ought to be based on the principle of open impartiality.


Sudhanshu Bhushan writes:

The autonomy of universities is dependent upon the choice and functioning of the leadership. The appointment of vice chancellors in the universities must maintain a sense of what Amartya Sen has called “open imparti­ality,” which means that the selection process should be based on the open scrutiny of the persons eligible for the leadership position who, among others, hold qualities to preserve the autonomy of universities and academic freedom of the faculty. The crucial function of universities is to promote creativity that thrives only in a free academic environment. Universities that are not able to preserve the autonomy ultimately fail to perform and become degree mills.

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Updated On : 14th May, 2022
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