Hyderabad: The students protesting over the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula refused to meet and talk with interim Vice chancellor of Hyderabad University Professor Vipin Srivastava on Wednesday.
The interim VC had gone to meet the students and persuade them to end the protest.
Professor Srivastava left the venue after protesting students raised slogans of 'go back'.
Srivastava was made the in-charge vice-chancellor after the vice-chancellor of Hyderabad University Appa Rao went on leave amidst the Vemula suicide row that has taken a political turn.
His appointment has been opposed by the agitating students and SC/ST teachers' forum, who has accused him of being involved in a suicide case of a Dalit scholar Senthil Kumar in 2008.
Vemula, a Dalit scholar, committed suicide in the campus on January 1, after he was suspended from the University for engaging in a clash with a ABVP leader.