After disbarment of Prof Vijaykumar Laxmikantrao Dharurkar, Vice-Chancellor who was charged with corruption the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has also now appointed a senior-most professor of Botany department Sangram Sinha as the acting VC, a top varsity official on Sunday.
Prof Vijaykumar Laxmikantrao Dharurkar was forced to hand over his charge to Sangram Sinha on Saturday night despite being on holiday,” a top Tripura University, a Central varsity, an official told IANS on condition of anonymity. Official website of MHRD is https://mhrd.gov.in/ .
He also added that professor V L Dharurkar, a professor of Mass Communication and Journalism at Marathwada University in Maharashtra before being appointed as the VC of Tripura University in July last year, left Agartala on Sunday for his home in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Further, he added I was under treatment in a Kolkata hospital. Yesterday (Saturday), I was asked by the MHRD to take over the charge of acting VC before I hurriedly returned to Agartala to do so.” he said
Now soon enough MHRD would select a new VC and shall complete the following necessary formalities within a few months or so.
VL Dharukar is accused of siphoning of Tripura University funds for non-academic purposes including the purchases of lands and recruitment of a considerable number of guest teachers without the approval of the University Grants Commission and MHRD.
Other than this accusation during the one-year tenure of Dharukar is also accused other many crimes including rapes and attacks took place in the University campus, but Dharukar did not take any action due to political biases confirmed sources.