In a welcome development for students of BHU, the university has got its first woman chief proctor. The new chief proctor of BHU is Royana Singh, who has taken charge after ON Singh has resigned from his post of chief proctor. ON Singh resigned, as he has taken moral responsibility for the recent events that took place in BHU. No proper action was taken against the molesters of a student and to make matters worse, the students were lathicharged by police when they were protesting against the university officials. The matter could have been easily resolved if the authorities could have listened to the victim and taken action against the culprits. However, the matter was just left to escalate, which really shows the lackadaisical approach of university authorities.
In another related development, current BHU Vice Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi gave a sort of warning today when he said that he would prefer to resign if he is asked to proceed on leave. However, he also clarified that he has not received any such directive from the HRD ministry. It may be recalled that the Vice Chancellor is under tremendous pressure after the students blamed him for the failure to take action against the molesters and the ensuing violence and lathicharge on students. Nonetheless, the process to find a new vice chancellor for the university has already been initiated since Tripathi’s tenure will end on November 30.