60-year-old George Yeo was conferred Padma Bhushan in 2012 and is currently serving as a member of the governing board of the prestigious Nalanda university at Rajgir area of Bihar.
In an interview with IE, Sen speaks on some of the questions that have been raised about his relationship with the university. Excerpts.
With her focus on Punjab and Haryana, Dr Dagar insists that one has to go beyond the ‘Beti Bachao’ campaigns.
The revival of a university in Nalanda is a noble mission. But the past seven years have seen a hijacking of the project by a small clique.
On Thursday, in a letter to the Governing Board, Amartya Sen had “excluded” himself from continuing as chancellor.
Asked if he was worried about minorities, he said, he was “very much worried”.
Congress said it was unfortunate that a ‘national treasure’ like Sen is treated so ‘shabbily’ by the government.
Tansen Sen also said any delay in implementing the recommendations would ‘impact India’s standing in international forums’.
Government must explain why it held up the reappointment of Nalanda University chancellor.
Sen rued that academic governance in India remains “so deeply vulnerable to the opinions of the ruling government”.
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