Out of the six vice-chancellor appointments cancelled by
Patna high court recently, Prof Vimal Kumar has been appointed as , BR Ambedkar
Bihar University (BRABU) VC. The professor is now awaiting an order from the
Chancellor of universities of Bihar, Devanand Konwar, regarding his removal or
continuance on his post.
"The Chancellor can do anything as it is in his
jurisdiction to take a decision over the university," he said. When asked
if he was going to the Supreme Court to challenge the verdict of Patna high
court, he made it clear that this was not an individual case. A group of 10
persons including 6 VCs and 4 pro-VCs of Bihar is involved in it. All of them
have to take a united decision and that too after the receipt of an order from
the Chancellor,” Kumar said.
Giving a similar
reaction, registrar of the university, AP Mishra, said as long as the
Chancellor does not remove Vimal Kumar from his post, Kumar will continue to be
the VC of BRABU. He brushed aside any uncertainty in the university on account
of the high court decision, reported Times of India.
Meanwhile, sources in legal profession said chances of the
restoration of Vimal Kumar as VC is very bleak as, even if he goes to the apex
court, two instances of the court disallowing the continuance of VCs previously
under similar conditions might come in the way of his restoration.