Allahabad University executive votes down renaming varsity: Report

Allahabad University executive votes down renaming varsity: Report
Team Careers360 | May 12, 2020 - 2:16 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Days after MHRD asked the executive members of Allahabad University to express their opinion on renaming the university, the 12 members out of 15 voted against the proposal. However, the remaining three members did not respond to the email seeking the opinion of council members.

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The email was sent to the council members by AU Registrar prof N K Shukla, in response to a letter sent by MHRD on May 6 to the university administration.

“A university spokesperson said the executive council member could not meet due to the lockdown. So the opinion of its 15 members was sought through email,” reports The Indian Express.

Shailendra Mishra, PRO, AU told PTI “Three members did not respond, while the remaining 12 responded in the negative and a resolution has been passed against changing the name”

The name of the Allahabad district was changed to Prayagraj on October 18, 2018, which was then later approved by the central government. Following this, there were demands for changing the name of Allahabad University to the University of Prayagraj. This includes the request of the then UP government, chief secretary and former commissioner of Allahabad division.

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