Maha: 35 Doctors to contest for MUHS Vice-Chancellor post
Mumbai: Thirty-five medical professionals including several experienced and renowned personalities have applied for the position of the Vice-Chancellor of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS).
The applicant list issued by the Nodal Officer included Dr Jagannath Dixit, who is the brand ambassador of Maharashtra's anti-obesity campaign. The name of the other aspirants included Dr. Mohan Joshi, dean, LTM College (Sion Hospital), Dr. Ramesh Bharmal, Dean, Topiwala National Medical College (Nair), Dr. Ajay Chandanwale, Joint Director, DMER, Dr. Harish Pathak from KEM, and the pro-vice-chancellor of MUHS, Dr. Mohan Khamgaonkar and the registrar, Kalidas Chavan and so on.
MUHS posted an advertisement on 24th February inviting applications for the post of VC. MUHS in a recent notification stated, " The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Act, 1998 provides for a transparent and an objective process for selection of the Vice-Chancellor, designed to select a scholar of eminence with leadership and administrative abilities, who would be able to transform the University into a Centre for Academic & Professional Excellence."
It further added, "The Chancellor and Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra has formed a three-member Search Committee for recommending suitable names for the post of Vice-Chancellor. The Search Committee now invites nominations/applications from eminent academicians who fulfil the qualification and experience prescribed for the post of Vice-Chancellor. The Committee is expected to submit its recommendation in a panel of not less than 5 names to the Hon'ble Chancellor for consideration of appointment of the Vice-Chancellor."
The last day to apply for the said post was March 8.
Among the 35 applicants, 33 are from Maharashtra itself while two are from Gujarat and Rajasthan respectively. Amidst the intense competition for the top post of the state's health University, the authorities have reportedly already short-listed 6 names.