JNU Professor Rakesh Bhatnagar Appointed BHU Vice Chancellor
JNU Professor Rakesh Bhatnagar has been appointed as the vice-chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), the HRD Ministry said today.
Education | Press Trust of India | Updated: Mar 24, 2018 1:26 pm IST | Source: PTI
He will take charge from BHU Registrar Neeraj Tripathi, who had been holding the additional charge of the top post since October last year.
Rakesh Bhatnagar's predecessor, Girish Chandra Tripathi, had gone on leave two months before his tenure came to an end, following a ruckus on campus in September last year.
The development came amid indications from HRD Ministry sources that the central government was upset with the manner in which the former vice-chancellor had handled the entire episode, including a protest by women students following an incident of alleged harassment.
The ruckus started when a number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a baton-charge by the police after a protest against an alleged eve-teasing incident turned violent in BHU, one of the 43 central universities in the country.
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