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- For the first time, the President, Prime Minister’s photo was installed in the VC’s office in the university
- Took only one rupee salary, but the university system hung on the peg
- Is the government blaming Professor Tyagi for his failures?
Educationist Professor Yogesh Tyagi was made the Vice Chancellor of Delhi University during the time of Smriti Irani, Union Minister and former Minister of Education (Human Resource Development). Pro. She brought Yogesh Tyagi with a lot of heart and now after about five years, on the recommendation of Union Ministry of Education and Education Minister Nishank, President Ram Nath Kovind gave Prof. Tyagi is suspended. This is the first and unique event in the 98-year history of Delhi University.
Use of watering tiger and goat on a pier fails
Member of Executive Council of Delhi University Prof. Rajesh Jha also believes that the suspended Vice Chancellor Prof. Tyagi was left feeding the tiger and goat on a ghat. Their use became fatal for them only. Prof. from JNU background Tyagi loved the faction of the Left (Left thought), but he became the patriarch in the saffron phase. As a result of the clash between the two factions, all the university work got stuck. While the university missed out on using the amount coming in various items, every process from budget fixation went on hanging. Rajesh Jha says that I do not think the Vice Chancellor has been suspended on our demand. Investigations have been set up on their functioning, rather it has happened in a mutual confrontation with their groups. Now the term is to be completed and a new chancellor is also to be made. This too is a burning issue.
Took office three months after being named Chancellor
Prof. Tyagi was nominated for the Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi in December 2015. Then Prof VC was Professor Sudhish Pachauri. But Prof. Tyagi did not arrive to take charge till December, January, February. Professor Tyagi took over on 10 March 2016 with two idols of Lord Ganesha, Gangajal. It is said that since then the Vice Chancellor has been stuck in the lobby of the left and right of the university. University sources say about the vice-chancellor that he did not earn a salary. Before coming here, he was Dean of Legal Studies at South Asian University. So he used to take his salary from the previous institution and only one rupee as the chancellor’s salary from the university.
Something special in Professor Tyagi
It is said that in the Vice-Chancellor’s office in the university, only a hand-painted portrait of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi by Professor NC Ranga was hanging. In this temple of education, pictures of Prime Minister and President will never hang in the office of the Vice Chancellor. But Yogesh Tyagi changed this tradition when he took charge. Hanging the picture of the then President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The picture of the then HRD Minister Smriti Irani was also ready, but due to the hesitation at that time, it could not be seen.
This is also amazing
This is also an example of Yogesh Tyagi’s work style. Prof. VC JC Khurana is a noted biotech. He was made director of the University’s South Campus. It was not an order (appointment), but a system until the next order was issued. Later Prof. Khurana was also given the responsibility of Pro VC, Dean of College, but all the responsibilities were given in the same way. There were many demonstrations, including the university’s teachers’ union, regarding the vice-chancellor’s functioning. The University Grants Commission, written to the ministry, was released till the white paper, but the central government took no steps.
These are also allegations
The suspended vice-chancellor of the university is alleged that the scholars did not reach the turning point in the council meeting. Did not accept the law and order of the university. University files do not proceed without the chancellor’s signature, but remain heavily skeptical in signing the files. The university sends names of people to the governing body every year. This tradition got stuck in the time of Chancellor Tyagi. As soon as the university was issued, the teachers, who have been teaching temporary positions in the university for 10-15 years, issued work on a daily basis. On 10 March 2016, there were three thousand vacancies in the Ekle OBC category in the university itself, but since then the university has gone backward in terms of recruitment.
Somewhere the center is not blaming Professor Tyagi
A pro VC of the country’s famous university says that the role of the central government cannot be called very clean. The source says that neither recruitments were made during the time of the Vice Chancellor, nor the employees could get pension etc. for three years. There has been all kinds of deadlock over the functioning of the university. There were complaints about this, but the government did not pay any attention for the whole year. Now the chancellor’s term is coming to an end, so the order to suspend him has come two months ago. Now the government is thinking of starting the investigation process on their decision.