Published On: Mon, Aug 27th, 2012

Prof. Sukanta Chaudhuri has resigned from Presidency University’s Council

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Professor Sukanta Chaudhuri

Professor Sukanta Chaudhuri has resigned from both Presidency University’s mentor group as well as its council which is the highest decision-making body of the university. MK Narayanan, Governor , who is the chancellor of the university along with education minister Bratya Basu, will now take a final call on the matter.

According to Chaudhuri, “I was a member of the Council as I was one among the 10 mentors of Presidency University. Since I have resigned from the mentor group, it is logical that to resign from the Council. I have already extended my resignation to higher education secretary Satish Tiwari.

As per the sources, his request for resignation has been accepted by mentor group chairman Sugato Bose who confirmed the development. Chaudhuri had resigned after protesting against the government’s decision to shower benefits on Presidency University and rewarding additional pay packages to the appointed teachers while some other state universities like Jadavpur and Calcutta University were deprived of any monetary benefit in spite of performing brilliantly.

“We will have to see if a new member is inducted to replace Chaudhuri as one of the mentors. I have already informed education minister Bratya Basu about Chaudhuri’s resignation,” Bose informed.

Apart from this, the mentor group chairman had said the mentor group will wrap up with all its reports regarding Presidency University by June 2013. After July 2013, the mentor group will cease to exist and some members will be nominated to the newly formed governing body as per the framed statute.