Siliguri College debars teacher, accused of alleged bribe offer, from all kinds of academic activities

Siliguri College debars teacher, accused of alleged bribe offer, from all kinds of academic activities

The governing body of Siliguri College on Monday debarred a faculty member from all kinds of academic activities and decided to file a police complaint against him after he had allegedly offered a final-year under-graduate student good marks in return for the payment Rs 10,000.

An audio clip of the alleged bribe offer to the girl student had circulated in social media.

“The governing body also constituted a seven-member committee to probe the allegation against the teacher. The institution is over 70 years old and the allegation has affected its reputation. The teacher will also be served with a showcause notice to clarify the charge against him,” said Jayanta Kar, the governing body president.

 

According to Kar, the accused teacher will be kept away from all sorts of activities in the college, whether it is admission, examination or student-related issues. “He cannot take online or offline classes and his name and contact number will also be removed from the college’s website. We will also file a police complaint against him in a couple of days and seek legal opinion as to how we should proceed with the case,” said Kar.

Sources in the college said the restrictions would be imposed on the teacher until and unless he was proved innocent. The inquiry committee that is headed by Jhinuk Dasgupta, a senior faculty member, has been asked to submit its report to the governing body within a month, said the sources.

 

The student had already filed a complaint with the college against the faculty member. The North Bengal University, to which the college is affiliated, had also lodged a police complaint.

Supporters of the Trinamul Chhatra Parishad demonstrated at the varsity on Monday demanding action against the accused teacher.

The protesters also burned his effigy. “We hope the university will take action against such inappropriate practice,” said Mithun Baishya, a TMCP leader.

 

https://www.telegraphindia.com

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The governing body of Siliguri College on Monday debarred a faculty member from all kinds of academic activities and decided to file a police complain

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