Jadavpur University authorities on Wednesday formed a three-member committee to decide whether the suspensions slapped on two engineering students found guilty of ragging a junior last month could be reviewed.
The decision was taken following a difference of opinion between vice-chancellor (VC) Souvik Bhattacharyya and some executive council members, the university’s highest decision-making body, over reducing the quantum of punishment at the council meeting on Tuesday, sources said.
A section of the council members demanded that the punishment slapped on the two final-year students, one-year expulsion from campus for one and a six-month suspension from class for the other should be reduced to a month for both. But the VC opposed the recommendation, the sources added.
The three-member committee set up by the VC on Wednesday comprises Ashish Majumdar, the dean of inter-disciplinary faculty, Moinak Biswas a teacher of the film studies department and Shibnath Chakraborty, a teacher of the civil engineering department and also a member of the university’s anti-ragging committee.
“The committee has been formed and asked to submit its report by October-end. Based on the report we will take the final call,” said the VC.