The Anna University is seeking a new vice-chancellor (VC) as the present VC P Mannar Jawahar is on his way out in another fortnight. The university is in a state of transition with the government deciding to merge the five Anna Universities of Technology with the premier institution. The state government is yet to notify the date from which the unified Anna University would come into existence. As a result, the authorities are not in a position to constitute a search committee to shortlist three vice-chancellor candidates. Academics though are worried and say that the government must ensure that the university gets a full time VC at the earliest as there will soon be over 500 affiliated engineering colleges under its fold.