This Article is From Jun 24, 2010

Sexual misconduct allegations against teacher at NID

Sexual misconduct allegations against teacher at NID
Ahmedabad: It's one of the country's best-known colleges.  Now, Ahmedabad's National Institute of Design (NID) is confronting allegations of sexual misconduct by a faculty member.

A former student has emailed the Director of NID, complaining that a teacher made repeated and inappropriate references to sex and genitals in class.

The college has set up a committee to investigate the complaint.  

The student, who is male, was enrolled in the Strategic Design Management program and graduated in December last year.

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In his email, he alleges that the professor said that the sexual references and terms were a part of experiments for his PhD. The student also claims that his classmates and he were made to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement, drafted entirely by the Professor.

"We will complete the inquiry by July...the faculty is a senior faculty and  we have never received such complaints in the past. It's a complaint by a male student and we have also taken statements from female students," says the Registrar, Vijaya Deshmukh.