Professor Yogesh Kumar Tyagi, who is currently the Dean of Faculty of Legal Studies at South Asian University (SAU), has been appointed as the new VC of Delhi University, succeeding Dinesh Singh. Last week, four names were given to the President for the high profile post. The names, apart from Tyagi, were JNU professor Rameshwar Nath Kaul Bemezai, former IIT professor and UPSC member Hemchand Gupta and Bidyut Chakraborty, a professor in the Political Science Department. As the Visitor to all central universities, the President went along with the HRD ministry’s choice, which was in this case, Professor Tyagi.
Yogesh Tyagi has a PhD in legal studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University and an LLM in Legal Studies from Columbia University. He said that he was very positive and would invite ideas for making the university better. He is seeking ideas from a wide range of people who are better than him and says that he will try to ensure quality education. He wants to work on a collective platform so that everyone is aware of what is going on and everyone’s opinion can be taken on any issue. He wants to create opportunities for all and deliver the best in education.
After Dinesh Singh’s controversial tenure ended on 28th of October, the office had been under the pro-VC Sudhish Pachauri. Professor Tyagi will take up the prestigious post after he is relieved of his current obligation at the South Asian University.