Indore: Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has decided to place case of Indore School of Social Work (ISSW), which violated Madhya Pradesh High Court’s order pertaining to principal’s appointment, before its standing committee.

“ISSW is not adhering to anybody’s order be it the court, state government or the university. So we have decided to keep this college’s case before standing committee. The committee will decide fate of this college now,” said incharge registrar VK Singh.

Singh also stated that they have sent a letter to the college asking as to why its affiliation should not be cancelled. The reply of the college will also be kept before the committee, he added. Department of Higher Education and DAVV are miffed with the college management as for past one year it is not adhering to their directive over principal’s appointment.

The DHE and the college had even fought a legal case in Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court over the matter. After Jacob Tudipara had retired, the college had appointed Dr SN Sahay as new principal overlooking the DHE’s directives to give principal’s charge to senior most teacher.

Over the matter, notices were served to the college which it challenged in the HC. The court had put Dr Sahay’s appointment in abeyance and ordered for handing over charge of principal’s post to senior most teaching staff of the institute, subject to the order passed by the DHE and DAVV.

Citing this ruling of the court, the DAVV had directed the college to hand over charge of principal to senior most teacher else its affiliation would stand cancelled but to no avail.

In violation of the court’s order and the DAVV’s directives, the college on February 20 appointed Mathew CP of Bangalore as new principal. This move of the college miffed principal secretary (higher education) Ashish Upadhyaya and he had ordered an inquiry against the college. The inquiry found gross irregularities, including financial irregularities, at the college and probe report was sent to the DHE.

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