The vice-chancellors of two state technical universities in Haryana resigned from their posts Thursday.
The resignation of the Vice-chancellor of the State University of Performing and Visual Arts, Rohtak, Ashwani Sabharwal, comes in the wake of protests by students for the past several months in support of additional facilities on the campus.
Talking to The Indian Express, Sabharwal, who had been serving as the vice-chancellor of the university for the past two years, denied that his resignation was linked to the protests. “I served to the best of my abilities for two years. I saved around Rs 5 crore for the government and also managed to get pending dues recovered. There were protests for the past several months and I tried to resolve the issues,” he said.
Meanwhile, Prof Raj Pal Dahiya, Vice Chancellor, Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram of Sciences & Technology, Murthal, Sonepat, too, put in his papers Friday.
Prof Dahiya, who has been serving as the Vice-Chancellor in the university for a little over two years, said he resigned from his post as wanted to spend more time with his family.
The resignations have been accepted by Haryana Governor Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki. Both the V-Cs were appointed during the tenure of the previous Congress government in the state.