The Higher Education Reforms Commission of Kerala recommended removing the governor from the post of chancellor of the state’s universities and appointing the chief minister as the visitor. As a visitor, the CM will have the responsibility to ensure the administration of the universities in accordance with the law. The report was given to the government by the commission headed by Dr. Shyam B Menon.
The commission has also recommended appointing separate chancellors for every university in the state. “There must be a separate Chancellor for each university, elected by the Board of Regents from among them,” said the report.
“The Vice-Chancellor should be an academic expert. The tenure of the VC should be 5 years. If a person is given a second chance as VC, he/she should be allowed to continue till the age of 70. The Board of Regents shall select the VC from among the three recommended by the Search and Selection Committee”, the report added.