IIT-Bombay Board of Governors chairman quits after 'tiff' with HRD Ministry

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) Board of Governors chairman and nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar has resigned from his post after a reported 'disagreement' with the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

ANI| Last Updated: Mar 18, 2015, 10:37 AM IST

New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) Board of Governors chairman and nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar has resigned from his post after a reported 'disagreement' with the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

According to reports, Kakodkar, who was also Standing Committee of the IIT Council (SCIC) chairman, resigned last week after he was at variance with the choice for an IIT director.

He resigned ahead of a crucial meeting of a selection committee to interview candidates for the post of director for three IITs, which was to be chaired by Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

This incident follows the December resignation of IIT Delhi director Raghunath K Shevgaonkar, who put in his papers more than two years before the end of his term.