SU terminates Prof Guha from service

Gangtok, 28 Jun:

The executive council of Sikkim University today decided to terminate the services of the Head of the Mass Communication Department, Prof Shilajit Guha who was accused of molesting a student of the university.

It is learnt that the internal complaints committee had submitted its report on 10 June following which, as per the UGC norms, a show cause notice was issued to Prof Guha.

The executive council then held its meeting today wherein they deliberated on the internal complaints committee’s report and Prof Guha’s response. The council then decided to take up the internal complaints committee’s recommendations and terminate Prof Guha.

It may be recalled that a complaint had been registered against Prof Guha to theinternal complaints committee of the university in May this year. On 13 May, Prof Guha had been removed from his post as the Head of the Mass Communication Department of the University till the inquiry was completed.