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SVU registrar forced to quit
She sent her resignation to varsity vice-chancellor Prof V V N Rajendra Prasad, whose office officially announced the resignation on Thursday morning.
Tirupati: Amid change of political leadership in the state, Sri Venkateswara University registrar Prof R K Anuradha has reportedly been forced to submit her resignation on Wednesday night. She sent her resignation to varsity vice-chancellor Prof V V N Rajendra Prasad, whose office officially announced the resignation on Thursday morning.
The V-C appointed Prof P Sreedhara Reddy of physics department. There has been agitation by SC/ST and BC students JAC on the campus demanding the resignation of Prof Anuradha. Non-teaching staff associations have also extended their support to their stir. A bandh was also observed earlier this week against the "arrogant" attitude of the registrar and for her resignation.
After receiving Prof Anuradha's resignation, vice-chancellor Prof Rajendra Prasad discussed with Rector Prof Macha Bhaskar and other officials on appointment of new registrar. Later, he announced the name of Prof P Sreedhara Reddy who is presently working in varsity physics department faculty as new registrar.
The forced resignation is latest in a series of such incidents in the aftermath of defeat of TDP and victory of YSRCP led by Y S Jaganmohan Reddy. It may be Prof Anuradha was appointed as registrar two years ago by the then TDP government. Immediately after the elections results were declared, TUDA chairman G Narasimha Yadav was forced to resign on May 23.
Politically nominated posts are likely to be vacated soon across the district. How much the atmosphere on the campus was politically charged can be gauged from the fact that YSRCP student union leaders apart from SC/ST, BC student JAC and non-teaching staff associations wasted no time in congratulating the new registrar Prof Sreedhara Reddy even as he was settling in his seat and taking charge on Thursday.
Meanwhile, a research scholar and SFI district secretary N Madava Krishan told The Hans India that only a few people were involved in the agitation against Prof Anuradha. He said she had quit on her own in view of the change in government, not as a result of agitation by a few people.