Jalandhar NIT professor accused of attempt to rape in exchange for marks terminated by Board of Governance
The Board of Directors of Jalandhar’s National Institute of Technology (NIT) has terminated the employment of the professor accused of sexual harassment by the students after an investigation-
The Board of Directors of Jalandhar’s National Institute of Technology (NIT) has terminated the employment of the professor accused of sexual harassment by the students after an investigation. This termination follows an investigation by the institute’s committee. His employment was terminated this Monday morning, as informed by the institute.
This follows a recent announcement by the institute that had denied the entire incident. A video from the institute had gone viral wherein the students could be seen creating a ruckus on the premises. The students alleged that the professor had attempted to rape students in exchange for passing their examinations. They also accused the professor of sexual harassment.
Director Vinod Kumar Kanojia said that the institute had received a complaint from the female department. The woman commissioner had launched an inquiry into the matter. Based on the inquiry’s report, the Board of Governance was recommended the appropriate action. After investigation from all angles, this decision was made.
He further explained that the complainer had registered the complaint about 15 days ago in the woman’s cell of the institute. The investigation was an intricate process due to which it took this long to take this action. They took the testimonies of both the parties and collected the relevant evidence from the female complainer.
He further reveals that there were 2 girls who filed the complaint. All parties involved were of the MBA division including the accused. The director said that the victims were in direct communication with the committee.
The professor was accused of rape by the 2 students of MBA, with him saying that he would pass them in their examinations. The professor vehemently denied any and all accusations. Following an investigation however, the professor has been terminated by the institute’s board of directors.