Calcutta University has set up a committee to probe the allegation of Bhangar Mahavidyalaya’s former teacher-in-charge that the Trinamul-dominated governing body had denied her an extension in the post based on false charges.
The three-member panel set up by the syndicate, one of the two highest policy-making bodies of the university, will probe whether the decision to deny an extension to Luna Kayal had been taken in conformity with the statute of the university.
The probe followed a complaint by Kayal, whose six-month tenure at the helm ended on July 31, to vice-chancellor Suranjan Das.
Among the allegations levelled against Kayal by the governing body led by Trinamul strongman Arabul Islam are failure to utilise Rs 23 lakh of UGC funds, irregular attendance and misbehaviour with students and non-teaching staff. Arabul had slapped another charge on her — of being “a CPM cadre”.