Mumbai University finally gets a full-time pro-vice-chancellor. The Governor of Maharashtra in his capacity of Chancellor of all state universities appointed Dr. Ravindra Kulkarni as Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Mumbai University.
Dr. Kulkarni is a Professor and Head, Department of Oils, Oleochemicals and Sufactant Technology (DOOST) at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. The post for the past three years hasn’t had a full-fledged official working on it since Dr. Naresh Chandra left the charge.
After he left the office in the year 2014, Dr. Dhiren Patel from VJTI and then Dr. V N Magare principal of Kirti College were appointed a the post as additional charge. The move was criticised especially after the chaos over on-screen assessment. The newly introduced assessment system caused academic loss to lakhs of students with many having to lose an entire academic year.