Tripura University unrest continues as teachers hold rally for removal of Vice Chancellor!

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By Our Correspondent

Agartala, July 22: Tripura University teachers today demonstrated protest at the varsity campus demanding removal of Vice Chancellor Professor Anjan Kumar Ghosh.

Nearly 130 out of 159 Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors serving in the University joined the protest on July 21. The protest was organized as a silent protest by the body against corruption in the varsity that recently came up in an inspection report.

A large number of senior faculty members of the institution including Professor Ashish Nath from Department of Economics, Professor Jyotish Nath from Department from Sanskrit, Jahar Debbarma, Professor Durga Ghosh, senior-most lady faculty of the varsity Professor Chandrika Basu Majumder joined the silent rally today with placards against corruption, institutional intimidation, harassment of faculty members by Surajit Sarkar and placards demanding resignation of the Vice Chancellor.

"We have tried to justice by writing to the MHRD, UGC against gaping irregularities in faculty recruitment in the University. We were forced to stage this protest", a faculty member of the University told this correspondent.

The teachers also said that while students from other Universities easily secured admission in post graduate programs this month with under-graduate marksheets, students who studied in colleges under Tripura University, failed to do the same since colleges couldn't manage to announce results in time.

"The University has statutory bodies governing the colleges and examination-related affairs. This is a serious failure on the part of varsity administration. Students had to suffer for their mistake", another faculty member said.

When asked about their next course of action, a source said that a case was about to be filed against Vice Chancellor Professor Ghosh with the High Court of Tripura.

"The process of legal preparation is already underway", the source added.

The silent rally today started from in front of Academic Building 10 and ended in a gathering at Academic Building 11.

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