Governor and Chancellor of University of Mumbai , CH. Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday removed Sanjay Deshmukh as the Vice-Chancellor of the University for his negligence and delaying in announcement of examination results.
"Today, the Governor and Chancellor of University of Mumbai CH. Vidyasagar Rao, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him under Section 11(14)(e) of the Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016 removed Dr. Sanjay Deshmukh from the office of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Mumbai for his gross negligence and failure in implementing the On-Screen Marking system, to declare the results of examinations held in Summer-2017 within the time limit prescribed in the Act and for his failure to comply with the directions issued by the Chancellor from time to time, regarding early declaration of results," a statement by the Raj Bhavan read.
After the long delay in declaring results of over four lakh Mumbai University students, the call for the resignation of Deshmukh, by the students, opposition parties and the government, gained momentum slowly.