As reports surfaced today of appointment of 60-year-old Tariq Mansoor as Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) vice-chancellor, congratulations have started pouring in from across the world on the social media.
Syed Ali Kazim wrote on his timeline: “We congratulate our new VC, Prof. Tariq Mansur with this rider that he has besides many responsibilities the cumbersome task of disproving the deeply entrenched notion in AMU that an internal can never be a successful VC…. Once again good luck Prof Tariq Mansur.”
President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday appointed Tariq Mansoor as AMU’s new VC as Lt Gen (retd) Zameeruddin Shah is to retire on May 17. Mansoor is the principal of AMU’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and has been associated with the university for 35 years.
“I do not know anything about this as I have not received an official communication or order from the government yet,” Mansoor told The Indian Express.
Others in the race were Abu Saleh Sharif, executive director and chief scholar, US-India Policy Institute, Washington, and Shahid Jameel, CEO, Welcome Trust and DBT India Alliance.
Engineer Md Aslam Alig said we like others alumni congratulate Professor Mansur for becoming university’s new Vice-Chancellor. “There is lot of expectations from the new VC as he has studied in AMU. We hope that he concentrates on research work and work on improving academics on the campus. Also, we expect him to look after several AMU centres properly,” Aslam told OT.COM.