Malda, Sept. 18: The vice-chancellor of the University of Gour Banga, Achintya Biswas, has resigned after he was “asked” to do so.
Biswas, who had assumed office 16 months back, had been on leave since May 28 because of health grounds.
Shyam Sundar Bairagya, the registrar of the university, said Biswas had sent the resignation letter to governor, M.K. Narayanan, who is also the chancellor, on Tuesday. The resignation was accepted by the governor today.
Speaking over the phone from Calcutta, Biswas said he had been “asked to resign”.
“I had wanted to resign because of health problems, but the governor wanted me to continue in the post and I respected his wish. I had convened a meeting of the executive council of the university in Calcutta on September 28. However, I was suddenly instructed to put in my papers and I did so,” Biswas said without divulging under whose instructions be had put in his papers.
The registrar said the September 28 EC meeting had been postponed and a new date was not yet fixed.
When Biswas was on leave, the administrative work of the varsity came to a halt and sources said his resignation would worsen the crisis.