Valson Thampu

St Stephen's to bid farewell to 'controversy's child' principal Valson Thampu

Thampu's successor John Varghese will take charge of the prestigious institution on March 1.

Feb 28, 2016, 17:46 PM IST
Ramachandra Guha not whole of alumni of  St Stephen's: Valson Thampu on being called 'fascist'

Ramachandra Guha not whole of alumni of St Stephen's: Valson Thampu on being called 'fascist'

Historian Ramachandra Guha recently called St Stephen's College principal Valson Thampu a 'fascist'.

Feb 12, 2016, 12:24 PM IST

Sexual harassment row: DUTA slams Thampu's clean chit to professor

The Delhi University Teachers' Association on Friday protested outside St Stephen's college over a series of Facebook posts by its principal Valson Thampu in which he gave a clean chit to a professor accused of sexually harassing a research scholar.

Jan 29, 2016, 23:34 PM IST
St Stephen's sexual harassment case: DCW warns of action against principal

St Stephen's sexual harassment case: DCW warns of action against principal

The victim, a research scholar, had accused principal Valson Thampu of shielding the perpetrator, when she had reported the matter to him last year.

Jan 09, 2016, 17:31 PM IST

St Stephen's molestation row: Constitution amendments natural, necessary and lawful, says Thampu

Thampu said that while Delhi University provides for only two teacher representatives by rotation based on seniority, the college had provided for two additional elected teacher representatives.

Dec 08, 2015, 18:55 PM IST

Stephen's passes constitution amendment despite truncated Governing Body

College principal Valson Thampu issued a "Facebook press statement" announcing that the amendment has been approved and a press conference called in this regard stands cancelled.

Dec 01, 2015, 20:42 PM IST

Stephen's molestation row worse than Dadri lynching: Valson Thampu

St Stephen's college's principal Valson Thampu on Sunday said that the molestation row of a research scholar, which rocked the college for over three months, was "worse" than the Dadri lynching case.

Oct 04, 2015, 21:25 PM IST

I am Dawood Ibrahim: St Stephens principal Valson Thampu

"I am Dawood Ibrahim that is why I am being hounded" St Stephen's college principal Valson Thampu on Thursday said, expressing anguish over the "way" he is being "attacked" in connection with a research scholar's sexual harassment case.

Aug 20, 2015, 19:39 PM IST

St Stephen's molestation row: Thampu feels sorry for victim

St Stephen's College principal Valson Thampu, who was summoned by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), on Wednesday said that he feels sorry for the research scholar, who accused a college professor Satish Kumar of sexual harassment.

Aug 20, 2015, 00:19 AM IST

Stephens molestation row: DCW summons principal Valson Thampu, professor

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday summoned St Stephen's principal Valson Thampu and college professor Satish Kumar after receiving a complaint from the research scholar, who has accused the latter of sexual harassment.

Aug 11, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

Stephen's alumni writes to UGC over Thampu's remarks

An alumni group of St Stephen's college on Wednesday wrote to the UGC questioning the veracity of principal Valson Thampu's statement that the commission has expressed solidarity with him.

Aug 05, 2015, 22:44 PM IST

Stephen's Prof refuses to return compounds, data to molestation victim

 St Stephen's professor who allegedly molested a research scholar working under him, on Wednesday denied to give back the victim's compounds and computational data saying they are UGC's property and advised her not to "jump into any misadventure" and misuse the process of law.

Aug 05, 2015, 19:35 PM IST

Stephen's maths professor accuses principal of pursuing 'personal vendetta'

The president of the DU teachers' body and senior St Stephen's faculty member Nandita Narain has accused the college's principal Valson Thampu of pursuing a "personal vendetta" against her as he rejected her request for leave to contest the teachers' body polls.

Jul 31, 2015, 22:03 PM IST

St Stephen's molestation row: Valson Thampu meets UGC officials, says had a great time

 Against the backdrop St Stephen's molestation row, the college's principal Valson Thampu today met senior UGC officials and hailed their "support" for the institute.

Jul 30, 2015, 23:17 PM IST

Stephen's molestation victim sends caution note to college principal

St Stephen's research scholar who was allegedly molested by a college professor today warned him and college principal Valson Thampu of legal action if they do not facilitate disbursal of her stipend, access to her compounds and computational data within seven days.

Jul 30, 2015, 20:10 PM IST

St Stephen's molestation row: DU approves new research guide

 Following a directive from the HRD Ministry, the Delhi University has approved assigning of a new supervisor for the St Stephen's research scholar, who has levelled allegations of sexual harassment against a college professor.

Jul 28, 2015, 20:56 PM IST

St Stephen's molestation case: Valson Thampu's flip flop over victim's stipend

In a flip-flop, St Stephen's principal Valson Thampu who had claimed that the PhD scholar, who had alleged molestation by a professor, was not given part of her stipend, now says that "the girl never bothered to collect the cheques".

Jul 26, 2015, 19:31 PM IST

Smriti Irani meets St Stephen's molestation victim, issues directives to DU

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday met the St Stephen's College molestation victim and later asked Delhi University to ensure that the girl gets her stipend and unrestricted access to the lab, and that her research supervisor is immediately changed.

Jul 23, 2015, 20:35 PM IST

Thampu to write detective fiction on St Stephen's!

St Stephen's College principal Valson Thampu, who has had a controversial tenure as the head of the premier institution, on Tuesday said he plans to write a detective fiction post retirement.

Jul 21, 2015, 20:36 PM IST

St Stephen's can withstand thousand other controversies: Principal Valson Thampu

While the clouds of controversies surrounding St Stephen's college continue to darken, principal Valson Thampu says no other institution in the world has been subjected to such "harassment" but it is strong enough to withstand 1000 other controversies.

Jul 19, 2015, 11:37 AM IST