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Eminent personalities oppose Mamata Banerjee becoming chancellor of state-run varsities

The Hindu | 12/06/2022 01:47 PM | Click to read full article

Renowned personalities of West Bengal have expressed discontent over Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee being appointed as the chancellor of state-run universities, arguing that the move will "deal a blow" to the varsities’ autonomy and is against the spirit of democracy.

The group also said the decision of the state cabinet ignores the long-standing demand of people to have an eminent educationist in the chancellor’s post.