Aligarh: Former Rajya Sabha member Wasim Ahmad met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and urged the Centre to appoint a Vice Chancellor at the Aligarh Muslim University at the earliest.

During the meeting on Tuesday, Ahmad said he tried to convey the deep concerns of the AMU community over the "unusual delay" in appointment of a full time Vice Chancellor at this central University.

"The AMU has been without any Vice Chancellor or pro Vice Chancellor since over a month now and a dangerous drift is prevailing in the University administration," he said.

Ahmad said the Prime Minister assured him that there will be no further delay in appointing a Vice Chancellor and a decision to this effect is expected "very shortly".

"The Prime Minister's response on this issue was very reassuring," he said.

A panel of three names has been forwarded by the AMU Court to the President who will choose the next Vice Chancellor.

The decision is likely to be taken shortly after the return of President Pratibha Patil, who is presently abroad on an official visit.


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