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21 Mar 2018, Edition - 981, Wednesday


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Three-member panel to run Bharathiar varsity

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore:A three-member committee, headed by Principal Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Sunil Paliwal, was formed today to run Bharatiar University.

The convenor committee was necessitated to run the varsity, following the arrest of Vice-Chancellor A Ganapathy for demanding and accepting Rs 30 lakh from an assistant professor aspirant four days ago and lodged in the central jail here.

A special syndicate meeting was held today, which formed the committee headed by Paliwal with two professors Thirunavukkarasu and Jayakumar as members.

Later, Paliwal told mediapersons that the committee would function till a new Vice-Chancellor was appointed and have the similar power.

The investigation against Ganapathy was carried out with approval of the Government, he said adding that Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) officials carried out raids and inquiry, following many complaints against him.

This was for the first time a Vice-Chancellor was being arrested. However, there was no need for a CBI inquiry in the issue, he said.

About the dismissal of suspended Ganapathy, Paliwal said that would depend on the report by the DVAC.

Meanwhile,chemistry department professor Dharmaraj, who reportedly brokered the deal for Ganapathy and arrested, was placed under suspension, varsity sources said.