A whopping 80 percent of students, belonging to the arts faculty of Jadavpur University, voted for the removal of Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti in the referendum that spanned Thursday and Friday.
In a bizarre twist to the Jadavpur University controversy, the website of the varsity was "hacked", claimed its registrar Saturday, and the message posted on the vice chancellor`s page saying he is "sorry" has been fabricated by outsiders.
Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha Thursday asserted the demonstrating Jadavpur University students were not baton-charged and said the force escorted university officials who were apprehensive of their security after being confined by the students in the university premises.
Unidentified workers of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal on Monday ransacked the office of Vikram University Vice Chancellor Jawahar Lal Kaul and also misbehaved with him, after which he felt uneasy enough to be rushed to a private hospital, the police said.
Decades before India made a name for itself in the field of education, the princely state of Travancore made an unsuccessful bid to enlist services of great Albert Einstein as VC of its university for a monthly pay of Rs 6000.