Students protest for and against Anna University V-C Surappa

While one group of students on campus called for justice for the Vice Chancellor, members of the Students’ Federation of India demanded his suspension

November 20, 2020 04:37 pm | Updated 04:41 pm IST - CHENNAI

Members of the SFI demanded the V-C’s suspension

Members of the SFI demanded the V-C’s suspension

Anna University witnessed two students protest on Friday. While one group demanded that the University Vice Chancellor M.K. Surappa be dismissed, another group of students within the University demanded justice for the V-C.

A week ago, the State government constituted a single retired judge inquiry commission to probe into allegations of corruption against the V-C. The government cited allegations of misappropriation of funds to the tune of ₹280 crore, corruption and faculty appointment for financial benefits against Mr. Surappa. The V-C has said the allegations are anonymous and baseless and that he was ready to face any inquiry.

Students inside the campus called for justice for the V-C

Students inside the campus called for justice for the V-C


On Friday, around 100 persons representing the Students’ Federation of India staged a protest outside the University’s gates demanding his suspension as the inquiry was pending.

Inside the University premises, a group of students and professors held placards that said #WeSupportSurappa and #JusticeForSurappa. Research scholar Preethi Ramadoss who led the protest in the campus said the V-C had always taken up students’ issues immediately and resolved them amicably, and was always on the side of the students.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.