Bhubaneswar : A professor of Veer Surendra Sae University of Technology (VSSUT) was dismissed and two assistant professors were placed under suspension for agitating and demanding ouster of Vice-Chancellor.
While Prof Pusparaj Das has been dismissed from service, two assistant professors – Dr Pandab Patra and Dr Pradipta Das have been suspended.
A notice has been issued in this regard and released by the university authorities.
Fifteen professors were issued show-cause notices. They have been directed to submit their reply by August 17. Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal has taken the action by exercising his power as the Chancellor of universities. Skill Development and Technical Education Department has recommended for action against them.
A group of faculty members of the university have been staging a strike since July 17 demanding ouster of VC Prof Atal Chaudhuri.They have alleged that developmental work has been halted in the institute since Choudhuri assumed his office as its VC.