Osmania Univ’s Prof Sunaina Singh is new EFLU VC

Create: 05/14/2012 - 16:46

Prof Sunaina Singh has become the new Vice-Chancellor of
English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU). The university has finally got
a full-time vice chancellor after a gap of two years. The university is
reportedly battling with severe faculty crunch due to the absence of full time
VC.

Prof Singh has taken over the charge on May 14th, 2012. She
is currently the head of the Department of English and is also the director of
the English Language Teaching Centre and the Canadian Studies Centre at the
Osmania University.

Confirming her appointment, incharge vice-chancellor Prof R
Amritavalli said “We received the intimation on May 11 at around 6 pm and we
have passed on the appointment orders to Prof Singh. We are all very excited
about this. Prof Singh is a very gracious person and she is from OU. We will
extend our full cooperation to help her take the university to greater
heights.”

“Taking charge of the English and Foreign Languages
University is a big challenge. My aim, as I take charge, is to overcome all the
challenges facing the university and take it forward,” she said.

Significantly, students of the EFLU who had been waging a
relentless battle for the appointment of a regular vice-chancellor welcomed
Prof Singh’s appointment. Ramakrishna, an MA student, said, “Appointing a
professor from OU, who must have been aware of all the crises in EFL
University, is a welcome move. We hope the new vice-chancellor brings with her
all the solutions for our problems and wish her all the best.”

The term of the last regular vice-chancellor Prof. Abhay
Maurya had ended in June 2010 and since then, the varsity has seen incharge VCs
in Prof. Mohammad Miyan of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University and Prof R
Amritavalli, the senior most faculty of EFL university.

[Source: IBNLive]

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