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Student protests force Eastern University VC to resign
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 28 January 2004, 11:35 GMT]
Professor M.S.Mookaiah, Vice Chancellor of the Eastern University submitted his resignation Tuesday night and left the campus after the undergraduates surrounded his office and protested against the lack of progress in the development of the Easter campus, sources said.
Students also said the Campus Administration is ineffective and pointed out that convocation which was to happened in January of last year never happened and the authorities did not take any action to have the ceremony.
Sources said that several hundred students participated in the demonstration against the Vice Chancellor and demanded answers as to the lack of development.
Prof.Mookaiah spoke to the students and told them that a demonstration was unnecessary as he would have gladly discussed the issues with student representatives if he had been given the opportunity.
He also thanked those who have supported him in his years as the Vice Chancellor.
Prof.Mookaiah then faxed his letter of resignation to the University Grant Commission and other relevent authorities, and immediately left the campus, according to sources.