Delhi

Singh distances himself from Nandita controversy

The out-going Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University Dinesh Singh distanced himself from the controversy surrounding the formation of a fact-finding committee against St. Stephen’s Professor Nandita Narain. The Delhi University had constituted a fact-finding committee to look into some complaints from DU colleges against Ms. Narain and the committee has summoned her to appear before it on October 19. Ms. Narain had alleged that it was a deliberate attempt by the V-C to trouble her before leaving.

Mr. Singh said: “I have no role to play in sending any summon to anyone. If the fact-finding committee has sent summon to someone, they must have found something against the person to appear before them. The committee works on the directives of the University, I have nothing to do with it.”

Meanwhile, the Delhi University Teacher’s Association on Friday held an emergency meeting of the Executive Council. “DUTA has unanimously expressed strong condemnation of the outgoing DU V-C's attack on the DUTA president for discharging her duties as the elected representative of the teaching community. It sees the attack on Nandita Narain as an attack on the DUTA as an institution of the academic community,” a statement from DUTA read.

“The DUTA Executive has also resolved to write to the Visitor and MHRD on the prevailing situation, demanding immediate intervention and reversal of the V-C’s action and an official reprimand to him,” it added.


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