Coimbatore: A total of 147 candidates have applied for the post of vice-chancellor of Bharathiar University as on Monday, the last day for applying, according to an official list released on Wednesday.

The final list of 147 candidates was released on Wednesday. It has 39 candidates from Coimbatore besides candidates from Kashmir, West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

With the applications closed, the three-member VC search committee would now start scrutinizing the applications and prepare a short list, said sources. The list would then be filtered down and a panel of three names would be submitted to the governor, who would select a vice-chancellor for the university. "The VC search committee would meet next week, where it would discuss the next step in the process," said a source.

University officials said they expected the new VC to be appointed soon. Several administrative procedures such as promotions and declaration of probation period have been pending in the absence of a vice-chancellor, tshey said.

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