Mumbai: RTI activist Anil Galgali had sought information from the principal of the colleges under Mumbai University. The College Teacher Recognition Cell of Mumbai University has given a list of 38 pages. A total of 808 colleges are listed in this list, out of which 81 colleges have the post of director instead of principal. Out of 727 colleges, 178 are without a principal, while the information of 23 colleges is not available on the university records.
Colleges in which important post of principal is vacant or are being run by any in-charges are, KJ Somaiya, Thakur Educational Trust, Shaheed Kalani Memorial Trust, Talreja College, Vartak College, Bombay Flying Club College, Ramji Asar College, Gurunanak Vidyak Bhandup, Sheth NKTT College, Jitendra Chauhan Mahavidyalaya, Manjra Mahavidyalaya, Rizvi Mahavidyalaya, Akbar Pirbhoy Mahavidyalaya, Sanghvi Mahavidyalaya, Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya, Vileparle Kelwani Mahavidyalaya, Bombay Bunts Mahavidyalaya, RR Education College, HR Mahavidyalaya, Anjuman Islam Mahavidyalaya are included.
According to Anil Galgali, it is the moral responsibility of the Minister of Higher and Technical Education and the Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University to take action against such colleges. On what basis did the Minister of Higher and Technical Education and the Vice Chancellor approved the proposal while accepting the new course and how can a new course be allowed in such a college, when there is no principal? There is no infiltration of brokers in these, are they? Asking such a question, Galgali has demanded a high-level inquiry into the matter.