A special meeting of the Karnatak University syndicate on Wednesday decided to suspend professor Noorjahan Ganihar, dean of the postgraduate department of education, on charges of graft.
Two PhD students filed a complaint with Lokayukta police alleging that Noorjahan demanded a bribe of Rs 4 lakh to issue their doctoral degrees.
Acting vice-chancellor SS Hugar said the syndicate members were of the opinion that the episode has tarnished the university’s image and, hence, Noorjahan should be placed under suspension pending inquiry.
The syndicate has decided to appoint a one-man inquiry commission comprising a retired high court judge or a district judge to probe the alleged irregularities in the PG department of education. The commission will be asked to submit its report in a month.
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