Rajiv Gandhi Univ VC leaves campus, to work from Delhi
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Last Updated: Monday, May 03, 2010, 18:48
Itanagar: The Vice Chancellor of the Rajiv Gandhi Central University K C Belliappa on Monday left the campus and decided to function from New Delhi in the face of demands by agitating students for his ouster.

In a press release issued tonight, Belliappa said though he was innocent, he was leaving in the interest of peace in the campus.

He said he had asked the human resources development ministry to set up a fact finding committee to probe not only the allegations made against him by the students but also the recent incidents on the campus.

The students had locked up the VC's office and the police had gone inside the campus on Wednesday to reopen it amidst protests by students, who have been agitating for several months for his ouster accusing him of nepotism.

In the press release, Belliappa said he has withdrawn the appointment of the pro-vice-chancellor due to 'insubordination and dereliction of duty with effect from April 29 on the advice of the (union HRD) Ministry."

He alleged that the pro-VC had not followed a single instruction of his and on the contrary done the opposite. "He has refused to acknowledge my emails, answer my calls and refused to meet me at his residence," Belliappa claimed.

Several wrong orders have been issued during his absence last months, the VC said.

A lecturer without a PhD was made an associate professor without any interview flouting UGC norms and several orders have been reversed and rules have been flouted, Belliappa said in the release.


First Published: Monday, May 03, 2010, 18:48

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