The Dhrupadi Ghosh issue that has been at the centre stage on the Jamia Millia Islamia campus has taken a new twist with the university issuing a fresh statement to the media.
“The wrong and malicious information is being circulated at various fora, including the social media, regarding cancellation of PhD admission in Sociology of Dhrupadi Ghosh. The University hereby clarifies the factual position.
“In order to streamline the PhD admissions in general an exercise has been undertaken by Dean Office to scrutinise PhD admissions in various departments.
“The admission of the candidate has been found to be in violation of the statutory norms of the university. The matter has been referred to competent authority for assessment.
“A three member committee, including an outside expert, was appointed by Vice Chancellor Professor Talat Ahmad to review the admission and the issue of eligibility. The committee examined the case and found that the candidate doesn’t fulfill the basic eligibility criteria required for PhD admission in Sociology.
“The report of the committee has been accepted by the competent authority and concerned Dean has been requested for taking necessary action and those who were responsible for this wrong admission has also been issued show-cause notices,” it said.
Earlier in the morning, some students and friends of Dhrupadi started a campaign on Twitter with #standwithdhrupadi getting response. They have been mounting pressure on the administration demanding immediate reinstatement of Dhrupadi and restoration of basic democratic norms on campus.
Members of student group Dayar-I-Shauq Students’ Charter (DISSC) in a release said no due process was followed for the cancellation.