Governor refuses to accept resignation of Ravenshaw Vice chancellor


Cuttack: The varsity chancellor and Governor of State S C Jamir intervenes into the matter of student unrest in Ravenshaw University and discarded the resignation plea of the varsity’s Vice Chancellor.

The Governor refused to accept the resignation of P C Sarangi after meeting him at Raj Bhawan. The Chancellor assured him for providing adequate support to overcome this instable situation in the University and asked him to continue his service as Vice chancellor.

Ravenshaw University vice chancellor PC Sarangi today resigned over a student clash on November 21 last year. He sent his resignation to the Governor after students staging dharna outside his office barged into his cabin and debated with him over suspension of six students on Saturday. He has 10 months left in his tenure.

The six students were suspended after the reports of the inquiry into the November clash boarders of New Hostel and Lalitgiri hostel came out. Also, 10 students were warned for involvement in the incident.

While students blamed the VC Sarangi for delay in the probe he had said that the proper examination of all evidences and CCTV footage took time.

Today, after the students stormed into his office and argued with him and threatened him also, he resigned.

“Students here have started speaking political language at the behest of political parties who have taken away their interest from studies and using them for politics. Or maybe I was not able to run Ravenshaw properly,” said Sarangi.

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