As many as ten central universities are running with a full time Vic Chancellor, with some running headless for over a year.
The senior most Professors or Pro-Vice Chancellors or Vice Chancellors of other Central Universities are holding the posts of Vice Chancellor (In-charge) in Central Universities without VCs.
The varsities that are running without full time VC are, North –Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, Central University of Odisha, Central University of Rajasthan, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Chattisgarh, Central University of Kashmir, Central University of Jharkhand, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Central University of Bihar, University of Allahabad and University of Hyderabad.
As per the MHRD, the delay in filling up of vacant posts of Vice Chancellors of Central Universities is due to various reasons like scrapping of some of the Search-cum-Selection Committees (SSC) due to some deficiencies and re-constitution of SSCs, time taken by the Universities in providing Executive Council’s nominees for SSC.
The MHRD has said, it is also due to sometimes Executive Council’s nominees also decline their participation in the selection process and their substitution also takes time, setting up of SSC is time taking process; time taken by SSC for selection of Panel for Scrutiny of applications, shortlisting of suitable candidates, Interaction with shortlisted candidates by SSC.
There are 41 Central Universities under the purview of Ministry of Human resource Development. The tenure of different Vice Chancellors is different for all Central Universities and therefore, vacancies of Vice Chancellors keep on occurring. Filling up of these vacancies is a continuous and ongoing process which is at different stages for different universities and no specific date can be given regarding filling up of such vacancies.