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Acting VC at Hyd University urges on ‘normalizing’ situation

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Youth Congress workers during a protest against the Ministry of Human Resource Development in New Delhi on Tuesday, over the suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula at University of Hyderabad. PTINew Delhi: Youth Congress workers during a protest against the Ministry of Human Resource Development in New Delhi on Tuesday, over the suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula at University of Hyderabad. PTI Photo by Atul Yadav (PTI1_19_2016_000113B)

Hyderabad – M.Periasamy, the new acting Vice-Chancellor of Hyderabad University on Saturday said that his priority remains to bring peace back in the varsity as it is in crisis.

“The University is in crisis and I would like to bring normalcy to the university so I accepted the proposal. What I would like to do is bring peace first as the protestors have some demands and we would like to fulfill them,” Perisamy told ANI.

“I will try to bring peace and would make sure that these things don’t take place in future,” he added.


Perisamy elaborated that when the Ministry of Human Resource Development appointed vice-chancellor is not in the Hyderabad, the senior most professor of the University steps in to take the responsibility.

“Yesterday, I was called by the registrar and informed that the senior most professor has gone for leave and if I am ready to take over as acting vice-chancellor. I told him yes, because I have been in the service of this university for last 34 years,” he added.

The Hyderabad Central University (HCU) changed its interim vice-chancellor late Friday night, as Dr Vipin Srivastava went on leave just hours before Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi reached the university.

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