The administration of Banaras Hindu University is constantly under fire after the recent protests over rising eve-teasing cases in the campus. Now, BHU Registrar Neeraj Tripathi on Wednesday appointed as Interim Vice-Chancellor of the University after Girish Tripathi went on indefinite leave.
BHU Vice Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi, who was in the eye of a storm in dealing the student protest in campus, on Monday proceeded on leave, citing personal reasons, university officials informed.
Tripathi, who is set to retire on November 30, had gone on “indefinite leave”, BHU officials said.
The move came amid indications from top HRD ministry sources that the central government was not happy with the manner in which he handled the entire episode, including a protest by women students following an incident of alleged harassment.
The BHU appointed its first woman chief proctor after the resignation of her predecessor on moral grounds. Royana Singh replaced ON Singh as chief proctor of the varsity.
A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a baton-charge by the police in BHU where a protest on Saturday night against an alleged eve-teasing incident turned violent.