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HC stays appointment of Loknath as University of Mysore VC

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Bengaluru: The High Court of Karnataka has issued a stay order on the appointment of Prof N K Loknath as the Vice-chancellor of University of Mysore.

The Single Judge Bench heard a petition filed by Prof Sharath Ananthamurthy, Professor of Physics at University of Hyderabad challenging Loknath’s appointment as the vice-chancellor. Prof Sharath, son of litterateur Late Dr U R Ananthamurthy, had filed a writ petition in the High court stating that Loknath’s appointment violates the UGC norms. Besides, the petition also alleged that Loknath faces criminal charges, hence, was not qualified for the prestigious post.

It is reported that Prof Sharath Ananthamurthy, one of the contenders for the VC post, had filed his application on November 18, 2022. But the search committee did not consider his candidature, it is alleged and recommended Loknath’s candidature.

– Team Mysoorunews

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