Jadavpur University forms committee to probe abuse of professor

The committee, comprising four deans, four professors, will examine the incident in which JU professor was allegedly verbally abused by a Group-D staffer.

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Press Trust of India | December 7, 2022 | 10:28 PM IST

KOLKATA: The Jadavpur University on Wednesday formed an eight-member committee to probe the abuse of a senior professor allegedly by a non-teaching staffer, officials said.

The committee, comprising four deans and four professors, will examine the incident in which professor Swapan Kumar Bhattacharya, the head of the Chemistry Department, was allegedly verbally abused by a Group-D staffer when he asked him to unlock the doors of a classroom last week, they said.

"The panel, which will submit its report by the end of this month, will further investigate what triggered the incident, whether the staffer disobeyed the professor and also the role of others present at the spot," an official said.

Around a hundred faculty members of the Science, Engineering and Arts departments demonstrated outside the office of Registrar Snehamanju Basu, demanding action against the non-teaching staffer.

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