Suspension was Collective Decision: VC

Published: 21st January 2016 04:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st January 2016 04:51 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:  While demand for his resignation is gaining momentum, UoH vice-chancellor Prof P Appa Rao, has said he has no plans to step down.

Appa Rao said here on Wednesday that the decision to expel five Dalit scholars was not taken by him alone. It was a collective decision taken by the university’s statutory bodies like Proctorial Board and Executive Council, based on a thorough investigation.

Talking about his absence on the campus, he said, “Some people still think that I am solely responsible for the loss of Rohith. I will return to the campus, once the situation calms down.”

The VC also dismissed the reports of threat to him from the students. “I don’t like the word security threat. But I just don’t want any more problems on the varsity,” he said. He appealed to the students to maintain peace on the campus and help administration restore normalcy.

The varsity is also in touch with the Union ministry of Human Resource Development and providing inputs on developments on the campus. The VC gave his version on the recent developments to MHRD team which visited UoH two days ago.

In the absence of VC, faculty member BP Sanjay has been acting as the in-charge VC and running the affairs.

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