Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) West Bengal Governor K. N. Tripathi on Thursday said Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das, who has expressed his desire to resign, has not discussed the matter with him.
The Governor, also the university’s ex-officio chancellor, made it clear that he would not impose anything.
“Let him come and discuss, only after that, I will think about the matter of his resignation,” Tripathi told the media here.
“Nothing will be imposed by me. The decision of students’ admission was taken during the Executive Council’s meeting,” he said.
Under pressure from protesting students and revolt by a large section of teachers, Jadavpur University authorities on Tuesday decided to bring back the admission test system for admission to six undergraduate courses in the humanities stream.
However, Das and Pro Vice-Chancellor Pradip Ghosh put it on record that they were not in support of the resolution that was carried by the majority.
“We are not a party to the resolution. We cannot go beyond the lawyers’ opinion given in the wake of a letter from the Chancellor. University cannot be run in the given situation. The pro-VC and I, will both seek to be relieved of our responsibilities,” Das had said..
Tripathi said nothing has been discussed about Das’ resignation.