Published On : Fri, May 22nd, 2015

RTMNU: Factionalism halts Controller of Examination selection

Nagpur: The selection process of Controller of Examination (CoE) of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) has been hampered as severe factionalism came to fore in the selection committee. Since the committee has been divided into two factions, no candidate could be selected for the post.

Now, the university will have to wait for a year or so to get its full-time CoE. There are also reports that during the selection process for the post of registrar, the same scenario could hamper the process.

According to sources, for the post of CoE, two names were finalised in a selection meeting on Thursday. The meeting was conducted and chaired by vice-chancellor Dr Siddharthvinayak Kane along with vice-chancellors of three universities of the state. Santosh Kasbekar was the choice of all the vice-chancellors.

However, registrar of RTMNU Dr Ashok Gomashe along with three other members chose former head of department of social science of the university Gyaneshwar Kadhav.


Dr Kane put all his efforts to make both the factions understand in order to finalise a name. When all his efforts turned futile, he directly called the office of the governor for guidance on the issue.

Despite the guidance, none of the factions reached a consensus. Later, the selection committee concluded the meeting by writing a letter stating, “The said candidate could not be selected.” If sources are to be believed, along with Dr Kadhav, name of Dinesh Bonde was also discussed in the meeting.