Published On: Thu, Jul 16th, 2015

Suranjan Das takes over as new VC of Jadavpur

Kolkata: Professor Suranjan Das, former vice chancellor (VC) of prestigious Calcutta University, today took over as a new VC of Jadavpur University.

Former VC of Calcutta University Suranjan Das today took over as a new VC of Jadavpur University.

Former VC of Calcutta University Suranjan Das today took over as a new VC of Jadavpur University.

After taking up his new assignment, Das said any teacher, student, staff-member and researcher of the varsity could meet him anytime.

“My doors are always open for everyone. If the entire university community works together then there is no problem….university is a place for open debate. I will not look back at the past,” he observed.

Asked about the removal of CCTV cameras from inside the campus which were installed during the controversial tenure of ex-VC Abhijit Chakrabarti, Das said he would look into the matter.

Following a police crackdown on agitating students at Jadavpur University, Chakrabarti had been forced to resign on January 12 as students started a hunger strike demanding his removal from the post.

The post was lying vacant since then and pro-VC Ashish S Verma was managing the affairs.

PTI

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