The state government granted a six-month extension to Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) Vice-Chancellor ADN Bajpai.

The three-year term of Prof Bajpai is due to expire on May 24, 2014 and the Governor issued a notification allowing Prof Bajpai to continue in his office for a period of six months or till the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor, here today.

Earlier, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had said that Prof Bajpai wouldn’t be given a second term. CPM and its student wing were also critical about Prof Bajpai extension and even demanded his termination from the post.