BHU violence: VC Girish Chandra Tripathi goes on indefinite leave

02 October 2017, 08:47 PM
BHU VC Girish Chandra Tripathi goes on indefinite leave
BHU VC Girish Chandra Tripathi goes 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, has gone on “indefinite leave”, BHU officials said.

The move comes 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.

University administration called the police to the campus. A number of students were injured in the police lathi-charge.

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Tripathi had claimed he would resign if asked to go on leave. Calls and messages to Tripathi did not elicit any response.

The ministry has already started the routine process of shortlisting Tripathi’s successor. BHU is one of the country’s 43 central universities. 

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First Published: Monday, October 02, 2017 07:26 PM

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