The Government has constituted a Search Committee for appointment of new a Vice-Chancellor for Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBS), Rajouri, which is presently embroiled in a scholarship scam.
To be headed by noted academic and Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof Amitabh Mattoo, the committee members include Prof Muhammad Miyan, former Vice-Chancellor of Moulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) Hyderabad, Prof Syed E Hasnain, professor of biological sciences at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Prof Abad Ahmad, former Pro Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University.
BGSBU is presently headed by Prof I A Hamal, who was appointed as Vice-Chancellor in October 2010. The term of Prof Hamal is ending in October 2015.
Pertinently, the BGSBU students are at the loggerheads with the university administration following the surfacing of the scholarship scam.
The students are demanding removal of varsity Registrar Rashid Choudhary alleging that he is involved into the embezzlement of Rs 19.66 lakh given by the Union Ministry for Tribal Affairs for disbursement as scholarship to various categories of students mainly Paharis.