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Rattanlal Hangloo Set To Quit As VC of Kalyani University

2015-12-17 23:54

Vice chancellor professor Rattanlal Hangloo at his chamber in Klayani University Picture by SOVAN CHAUDHURI


Kalyani, Dec. 17: Barely within two months since withdrawing his resignation on appeal by the students and teacher, Professor  Rattanlal Hangloo on Thursday has finally decided to quit as the vice chancellor of Kalyani University consequent upon his selection as the vice-chancellor of the prestigious Allahabad Central University.

A Kashmiri by origin and an eminent historian, Professor Hangloo joined Kalyani University during November 2013 on lien from Hyderabad University and has still nearly a year left to complete his four year’s tenure. He, submitted resignation on October 1 this year when he was kept gheraoed at his chamber for about 23 hours by the students.

He, however, had withdrawn the resignation being persuaded by the governor and appeals made by students, teachers and a section of non-teaching employees of the university.

Hangloo on Thursday has received his appointment letter from Allahabad University, which is a central university.

About his new appointment Professor Hangloo said: “I am very happy for this new assignment. The Allahabad University is a very prestigious University where many National stalwarts have read. I have received the appointment letter early this evening and would like to leave Kalyani at the earliest possible”.

However, sources in Kalyani University claimed that he would most probably leave Kalyani after the ensuing convocation scheduled to be held on February 4 next year.

After joined the Kalyani University Hangloo had undertaken a ‘clean up’ drive in the drive in the University. His initiatives against different malpractices and corruptions against a section of teachers, non teaching staff and student leaders angered the ruling Trinamul Congress.

Hangloo also earned wrath of the party after he banned ‘political gathering’ inside the campus.

Insiders at the Kalyani University feel that Hangloo’s departure would bring the corrupt practices back to the university again and also set a bad precedent, especially at a time the government has failed to deliver on its promise of ridding educational institutions of politics.

University sources said that professor Hangloo would visit Governor Kesharinath Tripathy in Kolkata on Friday to appraise about his new appointment and also talk to him about the ensuing convocation at the university.

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