Tariq Mansoor takes charge as Aligarh Muslim University new VC
New Delhi, May 16: Tariq Mansoor took charge as the new Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Tuesday. He was appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee earlier this month. VC Mansoor took charge under the presence of heavy security. Here are all the facts that you need to know about Professor Tariq Mansoor and his appointment as the AMU VC.
Opposition to his appointment( उनकी नियुक्ति के लिए विरोधी)
Initially before his appointment, there were a few who opposed this appointment. The prime opposer to Mansoor’s appointment was by Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan who cited (उद्धृत) that Mansoor did not fulfill the conditions which were laid down by the University Grants Commission for the appointment of a Vice Chancellor. Bhushan stated that as Mansoor’s name appeared in a report of the CAG, he was not eligible.
The other contenders(दावेदार)
Apart from Mansoor, the other contenders for the post of VC were Dr Shahid Jameel, who is the CEO of the Welcome Trust and Dr. Abu Saleh Shareef who is the chief scholar and director of US India Policy Institute. Mansoor secured the position of the VC after scoring 94 votes at a meeting held at the AMU court in Febraury 2017.
Past excellence of Dr. Tariq Mansoor
Mansoor has been the principal of JN Medical College since 2013
He was also the secretary of University Games Committee from 2006 to 2013
He has also been President of the Association of Surgeons from 2010 to 2011
He also held the membership of the Medical Council of India since 2015
He has been the member of Aligarh Muslim University Executive Council for 12 years
Past achievement of Dr. Tariq Mansoor
He is credited with the creation of the pediatrics cardiology department at the JN Medical College at a budget of Rs. 1.5 crore
He is also the recipient of the Senior Surgical Award from the Association of Surgeons of India.
Challenges Dr. Mansoor might have to face
Apart from the personal issues which has led to a few raising voices against the appointment of him, Mansoor also faces the challenge of balancing AMU with the central government. Fund and their release to the off-campus centres at Kishanganj, Mallapuram and Murshidabad. Apparently, these off-campus centres are on the verge of closing down due to lack of funds.
There is also a case in the Supreme Court regarding the University’s minority status. This case is reportedly pending in the Apex.
During the appointment of him, there was also a strike of the resident doctors, as a result of a clash with students.