Government appoints vice-chancellors in 7 universities


Himalayan News Service

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Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal the ex-officio chancellor of the universities.,appointed vice chancellors (VCs) of the seven universities.

According to the prime minister's office, following persons have been appointed as Vice Chancellors of the respective University.

  1. Prof. Hira Bahadur Maharjan has been appointed the VC of Tribhuvan Univerity,
  2. Prof. Maheshwor Man Shrestha VC of Purbanchal University,
  3. Prof. Khagendra Bhattarai of Pokhara University. 
  4. Prof. Shiva Hari Marahatta of Nepal Sanskrit University,
  5. Prof. Kailash Nath Pyakurel of the Agriculture and Forestry University,
  6. Prof. Jayaraj Awasthi of the proposed Far-Western University and
  7. Padam Lal Devkota of the proposed Mid-Western University.

The positions are lying vacant for months as recommendations could not be made due to political pressure from different parties to push their favourites.