Gangtok, 20 June: Though Mahendra P. Lama has been appointed as the vice chancellor of Sikkim Central University in principal but yet he hasn’t been appointed officially, this has been disclosed by the Human Resource Development Minister, G.M.Gurung.
Minister Gurung speaking to the Mail, said that the for being vice chancellor there need so many official formalities, such as the a body would be made in the University to recommended Vice chancellor officially besides the union government again should intimate to the body for the appointment of V.C. “Actually, the President under the recommendation of Union Government has only recommended Mahendra P. Lama not appointed.” Gurung clarified.
Speaking on the location of the University, Gurung said the government had at first thought at Timi Tarku, but there didn’t become feasible because there were short of land. “For the university there need more 250 Acre for its but at Timi Tarku the land is less than 200 Acre.” he said.
It should be mentioned a fact-finding team from the Centre had already visited the different places of Sikkim for the suitable location of the university. He further said, there is possibility at YangYang but yet that hasn’t been finalized. The government also is thinking to run the university at Sikkim Government College by making some modifications. However, through the statement of Minister the government hasn’t arrived in any decision to make the university where?
We are trying our level best to arrive in a decision after consulting with the University Grant Commission and the Union Government, Minister Gurung said.Mahendr P. Lama, who now teaches at Jawaharlal Nehru University, the primier university of Asia, as the professor of Economics Department, would be the youngest vice chancellor of India after his appointed at Sikkim Central University. In 2000, he joined JNU as associated professor. He is also the economic advisor of the Chief Minister.