After resigning from the mentor group of Presidency University in protest against the special privileges granted to the varsity, professor emeritus Sukanta Chaudhuri has now written to the state government expressing his wish that the state also takes special care of Calcutta and Jadavpur universities.
In his letter dated August 28 to education minister Bratya Basu, Chaudhuri has elaborated on the reason for his resignation. He said Presidency is being favoured by overlooking other state universities. Chaudhuri in his letter has also wished that the state should roll out special packages for Calcutta University, Jadavpur University and other state varsities.
On August 25 Chaudhuri had couriered his resignation letter to Harvard Historian and chairman of the mentor group Sugata Bose and to Malabika Sarkar, vice-chancellor of the University. On August 25, after sending his resignation Chaudhuri had said, "I no more want to remain part of the mentor group. I have no doubt that the faculties selected for Presidency are very good but then there are good faculties in other universities also, specially in Jadavpur University and Calcutta University. Why would they be completely ignored?”