IIT Kharagpur revokes suspension of whistleblower professor

Kumar was suspended in May,2011,on the charge of bringing disrepute to the institute.

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Published: May 1, 2013 12:38:23 pm

IIT,Kharagpur,has revoked the suspension of whistleblower Prof Rajeev Kumar who had exposed flaws in JEE and other irregularities in the institute. The action came after a probe report by a one-member inquiry committee which went into the charges levelled against him,which was accepted by the IIT Kharagpur’s Board of Governors.

“Prof Kumar has been reinstated,” said sources in the HRD ministry adding,the direction was given to the institute to revoke his suspension with immediate effect. Kumar was suspended in May,2011,on the charge of bringing disrepute to the institute and misrepresentation of the facts about the institute. IIT Kharagpur has in recent times been dogged by several controversies including the indictment of its top officials.

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