DU seeks UGC intervention in reappointment of John Varghese as principal of St Stephen’s College

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NEW DELHI: Delhi University has sought the UGC’s intervention in the matter related to the reappointment of professor John Varghese as principal of St Stephen’s College, alleging that his extension is “ultra vires” of the provisions of the commission’s act. In a letter to the secretary of the University Grants Commission (UGC), DU assistant registrar noted that the varsity is “constrained” from recognising Varghese as principal of the college ever since his five-year term ended last year in February.
“The intervention of the UGC is very kindly solicited to preclude any act of defilement of UGC regulations by the St. Stephen’s College and other colleges as well,” the letter read.
Varghese was appointed as the principal of St. Stephen College on March 1, 2016 for five years. The supreme council of the college approved the extension recently.
The university and Varghese have been at…

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