Aligarh Muslim University: SC refuses to interfere with selection, appointment of new VC

A petition was filed earlier in the apex court challenging AMU�s selection process in appointing Lt Gen (Retd) Zameeruddin Shah as the Vice Chancellor of the university.

Aligarh Muslim University: SC refuses to interfere with selection, appointment of new VC

In its order dismissing the plea, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere with the process of selection and appointment of Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

The Supreme Court also refused to de-tag another plea in which the appointment of the current VC has been challenged from the petition in which Aligarh Muslim University's (AMU) status as a minority institution was held as unconstitutional by the Allahabad High Court.




The plea challenged the ongoing process of appointment of the VC after the retirement of the incumbent. The bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice N V Ramana also took on record that the three shortlisted candidates fulfill the academic guidelines laid by UGC for the post.

AMU submitted that since it was a minority institution, it was not mandatory for it to adhere to the UGC guidelines but in the current process, all the three candidates out of the five, who were in the fray, fulfill the UGC guidelines.

A petition was filed earlier in the apex court challenging AMU’s selection process in appointing Lt Gen (Retd) Zameeruddin Shah as the Vice Chancellor of the university.