HYDERABAD: In a decision that took the University of Hyderabad’s (Uoh’s) scholastic rounds off guard, Ramakrishna Ramaswamy on Monday affirmed his decision to venture down as vice-chancellor of the varsity, year and a half before he finishes his term. Ramaswamy would be the first Uoh VC to leave office in front of his residency.
Ramaswamy allegedly declared his renunciation at an official council meeting hung on the college grounds. He is relied upon to stay on leave till the Union service for human asset improvement (MHRD) acknowledges his acquiescence, sources said. As per the sources, Ramaswamy refered to individual reasons and sick wellbeing of a relative as the motivation to stop the varsity’s lead regulatory position halfway.
Who would get to take up the in-control bad habit chancellorship is still not known. While the college guideline book says that the senior most educator on yard ought to assume responsibility till a perpetual VC is designated, those aware of present circumstances of things said Pro-VC Prof E Haribabu from the division of humanism could be given the charge.
The sources guaranteed that rehashed censures from the MHRD over a few contentions encompassing him constrained Ramaswamy to venture down. The vice-chancellor had experienced harsh criticism for an assortment of claimed regulatory passes in the previous three years, including claims of over the top consumption on phone bills and development of a palatial authority home. Separated from these, the staff and understudy parts of Uoh had brought up asserted irregularities in the arrangement of authorities in certain authoritative posts amid his term. Two understudy suicides on the Uoh yard were additionally, to a certain degree, faulted for the insensitivity and separation on standing lines by the organization headed by Ramaswamy.
The latest occurrence, because of which the college was put on the backfoot, was a challenge against good policing held by understudies that was disturbed by Bharatiya Janata Yuv Morcha (BJYM) activists. The BJYM had likewise documented a police protest against the college senior authorities for permitting understudies to kiss and embrace openly.
Sources charged that the vice-chancellor has been confronting inconvenience after the BJP-headed NDA government assumed responsibility at the Center. “The VC’s claimed relationship with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was raked by higher-ups in the MHRD and they made it clear that he can’t proceed as VC,” a source asserted. Ramaswamy was not accessible for input.
Ramaswamy, a physicist from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), was delegated VC of Uoh in June 2011. He was prior an employees of the School of Physical Sciences and the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics in the School of Computational and Integrative Sciences in JNU, New Delhi, since 1986. He had likewise worked at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Mumbai) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena as an issue doctoral individual. Ramaswamy holds a Phd in science from Princeton University.