There is a big wallop between Allahabad University Vice Chancellor Hangloo and HRD minister Smriti Zubin Irani, these days.
The vice chancellor is accusing BJP for interfering politically in the administration of the University.
Actually, the university earlier stance was that the post graduate admissions will be held only through online mode. But the BJP lawmakers reportedly drew Irani's attention towards the fact that a number of students' union leaders, including its vice-president and general secretary, who belong to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), were on a hunger strike to press the demand for the offline option, which was important for candidates hailing from remote areas with poor internet connectivity. This is why; the offline mode was also taken into the account.
So, in response of this decision, the vice chancellor said, "This is a central university and used to be called the Oxford of the East in the past. There can be no possibility of the institution regaining its lost glory if political interference continues,"
He also said that if the university is supposed to be run as per the opinions of the political leaders, then, it would be better to appoint some MLA or MP as the vice chancellor of the university in place of academicians.
This was his response to queries about the University’s decision that announced on Monday to keep offline option open as well for post graduate courses in the approaching session while the vice chancellor was taking the stand of keeping only online option open.
After this, a group of BJP MPs and MLAs had criticized the vice chancellor for mishandling the matter.
Hangloo has been also repeatedly accused by the students’ union Richa Singh of being part towards those owing allegiance to BJP and Sangh Parivar.