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Ratan Tata appointed as the chairman of the advisory council of Mumbai University

Industrialist Ratan Tata is appointed as the chairman of the advisory council of Mumbai University. Tata was nominated by Maharashtra Governor and Chancellor of Universities in the state Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Tata was appointed for his vast experience in education, entrepreneurship and employment creation. He has navigated the companies to greater heights in India and globally as the head of the Tata Group.  Advisory council: The appointment of Tata comes under the Maharashtra Public Universities Act 2016 that states the appointment of any eminent industrialist to the council as the chancellor’s nominees.  For the first time, the Act makes a provision for the advisory council in the state. The state government plans to form councils in all universities across the state.  The advisory council will provide recommendations and advises the vice-chancellor on reports and action plans academics, research and development (R&D), administration and generation of financial resources. The council will devise a mechanism for the overall monitoring of the university. Dr. Anil Kakodkar and Sujata Saunik, additional chief secretary, Maharashtra government, have been nominated as members for the council.

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