Probably for the first time in the history of higher education, a university has passed a resolution against its own Chancellor and Governor. The resolution was moved by a Governor’s nominee and passed when Vice-Chancellor in absence of the Chancellor is in the chair. Does it invite disciplinary action by the Governor?
The Senate of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Chancellor Bhagat Singh Koshyaryi for making allegedly derogatory statement against Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Savitribai Phule.
Senate member Vijay Sibkude moved the resolution, and the members after discussion on the issue, passed it. Sibkude is a member of the Senate nominated by the Governor.
The Senate is chaired by the Chancellor and in his absence by the Vice-Chancellor. Can such a resolution condemning the chairperson of the university body be passed, is an important question. Can the Chancellor initiate action against the Vice-Chancellor of the University for insubordination and also remove Sibkude, who has been nominated by him on the Senate.