Hyderabad: EFLU Proctor removed, appointed Dean of Planning amid students’ protests

Hyderabad: Amid ongoing protests by English and Foreign Language University (EFLU) students, the administration removed current Proctor T Samson and appointed him Dean of Planning, on Wednesday, November 8.

This comes amid students’ indefinite hunger strike at the university to protest over the administration’s disregard for the students’ issues and an unsatisfactory probe into the sexual assault of a fellow student.

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The students had been demanding that the Procotor be removed from his position while expressing no faith in the investigation with the proctorial board in place.

As per the order released, the head of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, Prof T Srivani has been appointed as the new Proctor replacing Samson for one year.

Meanwhile, the students who continued their hunger strike for a third consecutive day held that they would continue their protest until all their demands were fulfilled.

Other demands of the students that are pending are justice for the alleged sexual assault victim, withdrawal of the FIRs and show cause notices against protesting students.

Reconstitution of the ICC with elected student representatives, strictly under UGC regulations, the resignation of the V-C and conducting students union elections immediately are among the other demands of students.