Joint Action Committee of Pondicherry University comprising Pondicherry University Teachers’ Association, Officers’ Association, Non-teaching Staff Welfare Association and Group C&D Employees Welfare Association, observed ‘one day fast’ today (02-05-2015) adjacent to Lt Governor’s Bungalow as a symbol of protest against MHRD’s inaction over several cases of fraud, plagiarism, corruption and maladministration by Dr. Chandra Krishnamurthy, Vice-Chancellor of Pondicherry University.While over 100 employees and students sat for fasting, more than 100 social activists and other employees participated in the protest. Dr. Chandra Krishnamurthy, secured the top position of Pondicherry University by submitting a bogus CV. The fraud committed by her has been uncovered through a series of RTI queries. Several letters exposing the fraud with solid evidences have been sent to the MHRD, PMO and the President of India (visitor of the University) for the past six months. However, so far there has been no action taken against the Vice-Chancellor.
Leaders belonging to several parties, faculty and other employees, who addressed the participants, emphasized the urgent need for the removal of the Vice-Chancellor. While appreciating the efforts of the Joint Action Committee for the commitment, the leaders pledged their support to the struggle. In the end the JAC resolved to take the struggle to Delhi if the MHRD does not act quick and take action against the Vice-Chancellor.