Jadavpur University VC returns to office after a month

After being absent from his office for a month following his gherao by agitating students, Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti Friday joined office and hoped to end the stalemate.

PTI| Updated: Oct 17, 2014, 13:39 PM IST

Kolkata: After being absent from his office for a month following his gherao by agitating students, Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti Friday joined office and hoped to end the stalemate.

"The students have co-operated with me and they even created a safe passage for me so that I could enter my room. I have told them that we will discuss the matter with them and they must attend classes. They seem willing to talk," Chakrabarti told PTI after joining office in the morning.

He claimed that around 60-70 per cent of the classes are being held as per schedule, amidst a class boycott call given by student unions to demand VC's resignation for calling police in the campus during the gherao a month ago.

"We will sort out the issue by means of discussion with the students. I have full faith in them. They are like my children. I am confident that we will end this impasse," the VC said.

He has also sought co-operation from teachers who have been upset with circulars which they felt were blaming and threatening them indirectly.

When asked what kept him away from office so long, he cited health reasons.