Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh accepted the resignation of University of Rajasthan vice-chancellor Dev Swarup, who quit his post after ‘failing to get cooperation’ from the government and institution officials.
Swarup was an appointee of the erstwhile Ashok Gehlot Congress government. He assumed office in July, 2013.
The official statement released by Governor House said Divisional Commissioner of Jaipur, Hanuman Singh Bhati, has been given the charge of vice-chancellor till further orders.
Sources in the vice-chancellor’s office told HT that during his meeting with the Governor, the outgoing VC went over the university’s progress in the last year and detailed the lack of cooperation from university syndicate members that hit his job.
He is reported to have told the Governor that there would be no point of his staying in the university if did not get cooperation and support to run the institution.
The university’s annual budget proposed for 2014-15 was opposed by some syndicate members. The budget had to be passed through voting, claimed sources.
On what went wrong for Swarup, an official at university on anonymity claimed that he became unpopular among a section of teachers and private college owners. Swarup became strict on teachers pressing for regular classes. His steps ensuring proper infrastructure and teacher-student ratio in private colleges affiliated to the university also didn’t go down well.