Accordingly, the Higher Education Department has nominated members for Madurai Kamaraj University, Bharathidasan University and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University for next three years.
A Senate or Syndicate is the highest decision-making body in a university which looks after everything from finance, syllabus to other administrative issues.
The members of the Senate or Syndicate should be nominated either by the Chancellor or the Pro-Chancellor. The Governor is the Chancellor and the Higher Education Minister KP Anbalagan is the Pro-Chancellor of all the state-owned universities.
The vacancies to the Senate for these three universities exist for more than a year with various important matters pertaining to the respective campuses awaiting decisions immediately.
A senior official from the Higher Education Department told DT Next on Saturday that the decision to nominate the members for Madurai Kamaraj University, Bharathidasan University and Manonmaniam Sundarnar University was taken by Governor Banwarilal Purohit. The nominations were notified in the state Government Gazette, he added.
The official said that ten members have been nominated for the Senate to Madurai Kamaraj University. Accordingly, six members were selected from Madurai region, two representatives are from Chennai region and one each from Rajapalayam and Kancheepuram.
Similarly, three members have been selected for the Syndicate to Bharathidasan University.
Accordingly, one member is from a college in Madurai, the second one is from Karaikudi and the third representative is from the Erode district.
Likewise, eight members have been elected for the Senate to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University where four candidates have been picked from Tirunelveli district, two from Chennai and one each from Thoothukudi and Karaikudi area.