Bengal governor says outsiders brought trouble to Jadavpur University

Kolkata: West Bengal governor K N Tripathi, who is also the chancellor of Jadavpur University, on Thursday said "outsiders" had fomented trouble inside the prestigious institution.

 Bengal governor says outsiders brought trouble to Jadavpur University

A file photo of Jadavpur University students protesting. PTI

"As far as Jadavpur University is concerned, let the students learn, let them go for studies and let others (be) outside the campus... they (the outsiders) should not send trouble... the trouble in Jadavpur University is being send by outsiders," Tripathi told reporters here on Thursday. "Let the University not be politicised... Let it be a centre of excellent education," he added.

Asked whether he has received any letter from R Chidambaram, chairman of the three-member search committee constituted by the state government, to suggest names for the post of JU Vice-Chancellor, Tripathi said, "I've not received any letter from anybody."

Fresh protests were triggered in the Jadavpur University campus on Thursday when acting VC Abhijit Chakraborty stepped foot inside, one week after the alleged episode of the use of force against the varsity's students during a stir.

Thousands of students had marched through the city's streets last Saturday demanding Chakraborty's resignation. Governor Tripathi had intervened in the matter to end the stalemate at the prestigious institution where students continue to boycott classes.

PTI

Updated Date: Sep 25, 2014 17:19:07 IST