Governor asks Jadavpur University VC to hold convocation inside campus
Putting to rest the controversy over venue of the annual convocation of Jadavpur University, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi today said he has asked the Vice Chancellor to hold it within the campus.
Kolkata: Putting to rest the controversy over venue of the annual convocation of Jadavpur University, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi today said he has asked the Vice Chancellor to hold it within the campus.
The university authority has been contemplating to shift the December 24 convocation outside the campus in view of the continued students' protest there against Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti.
"I have told the Vice Chancellor of the Jadavpur University to hold the convocation within the campus and if anyone wants to boycott it, it is his decision," Tripathi, who is also the Chancellor of the university, told reporters.
"If anyone wants to create obstacle (in holding the convocation), law will take its own course," he said.
The Vice Chancellor recently called on the Governor to brief him about the unrest in the campus that had prompted the authorities to contemplate shifting part of the convocation outside the campus.
After facing criticism from students and teachers for the attempt, Chakrabarti had written to Education Minister Partha Chatterjee seeking his permission to arrange the venue.
Besides seeking the resignation of the VC, students have been demanding an impartial probe into the police lathicharge on JU students on the intervening night of September 16 and 17.
The students had gheraoed the VC, Registrar and members of the JU Executive Council demanding a fresh panel to investigate the alleged sexual harassment of a girl student inside the campus on August 28.