The Andhra Pradesh Governor, E.S.L. Narasimhan convened a one day conference of the Vice-Chancellors in Hyderabad on Monday and told them to set the academic house in order or else face action.
The Governor said, “I propose to take education seriously and anyone found guilty of violation of norms will not be spared,” he warned, adding that the future of students was of utmost importance and that they have the responsibility of providing quality education.”
Stating that he meant business, the Governor, who is also the Chancellor of the State Universities, suggested that the universities send a quarterly performance appraisal report to the officials, Minister concerned and himself, which would bring in the much needed accountability and chance for mid-course correction. He reminded them that autonomy had to come with accountability. He added that examinations had to be conducted according to the academic calendar at any cost as any deviation would ruin students’ lives and no one has the right to play with students’ future.