Three DU colleges face principal crisis
Hindu college, Kirori Mal college and Ramjas college may find itself without principals in the new session.delhi Updated: Mar 10, 2012 23:18 IST
Hindu College’s search for a principal, which ended in 2010, may start once again.
According to sources, VK Srivastava — who joined the college as principal in 2010 —resigned to continue as a professor at Department of Anthropology. The college went without a permanent principal for close to two years before Srivastava was finally selected for the post.
He joined the college but did not resign as a professor, choosing instead to take a two-year leave. “Srivastava had applied for a special leave from the department to continue as the principal of Hindu College but his request was denied and he chose to resign,” said a senior college official. Srivastava did not respond to calls despite repeated attempts.
However, it is not just Hindu College that may find itself without a permanent principal in the new session.
The principal of Kirori Mal College, Bhim Sen Singh, has also been asked by the college’s governing body to go on leave.
“We have asked him to take leave as an inquiry is being set up against him. The allegations are of mismanagement, which we treat very seriously,” said a member of the governing body.
Singh had faced suspension in 2010 also when he was accused of not implementing the semester system in the college.
Even for Rajendra Prasad, principal, Ramjas College, the year has not started on a good note. After an admission scam of massive proportions was unearthed at the college last year, Prasad was named by the main accused in the chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police. He has been accused of being aware of the scam and accepting a bribe by the main accused in the admission scam.
Prasad has been the principal of Ramjas for almost 26 years now, the longest that a person has held the post in DU.