Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Souvik Bhattacharya resigns

Posted By: PTI

Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Souvik Bhattacharya, who along with the pro-vice chancellor and the registrar was ghearoed for 51 hours by students in September, has resigned citing personal reasons.

"I have sent my resignation to the chancellor. I am yet to get the acceptance," Bhattacharya told PTI here today.

Bhattacharya, along with the pro-vice chancellor and the registrar, was gheraoed for 51 hours by engineering students of the university from September 18 demanding revocation of suspension of two fourth-year students on ragging charges.

Jadavpur varsity vice-chancellor resigns

The suspension of the students were not revoked despite the 51-hour long gherao, owing to which the vice-chancellor had fallen ill and had to be treated by doctors.

He, however, said that his resignation has nothing to do with the incident.

"I have put in my papers on personal grounds," he said, adding he would like to go back to IIT Kharagpur where he taught mechanical engineering.

"I would like to go back there to teach after my resignation is accepted by the Chancellor," Bhattacharya said.

PTI

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