An assistant professor of a government college was on Friday suspended for allegedly seeking bribe and sexual favours from a student to pass her in a subject in which she had failed, said a senior official. Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Additional Director K N Chaturvedi said that the assistant professor, who teaches at the government college at Sanver in the district, was suspended under the MP Civil Services (conduct) Rules.
According to the complainant, the professor sought Rs 10,000 to pass her in a second-year BCom course by re-evaluating her answer copies, Chaturvedi said. He also sent a WhatsApp message to her saying he wanted “more” from her, the official added. The college’s anti-sexual harassment committee too is probing the matter, he said. No police case has been registered so far.