The Banaras Hindu University on Thursday appointed its first woman chief proctor after the resignation of her predecessor on moral grounds. Royana Singh replaced ON Singh as chief proctor of the varsity.
After being appointed as chief proctor, Royana said that their challenge is to maintain discipline in the campus and they are in the process of fulfilling the demands of the students.
“There might have been security breach. Committee probing incident. We will take action as soon as we get report,” said chief proctor.
The chief proctor’s appointment was approved by Vice Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi following the resignation of O N Singh.
“Royana Singh, an assistant professor at the Institute of Medical Science (Anatomy Department), has been appointed as the Chief Proctor,” a senior Banaras Hindu University (BHU) official said.
“She is the first woman in varsity’s history to hold the post and also heads the women grievance cell of the university,” the official said.
Royana Singh said she has “zero-tolerance” towards eve-teasing and she was “away when the incident took place”.
“I was away when the incident took place. I have zero-tolerance towards such acts and will ensure nothing of this sort is repeated on campus,” she said.
A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a baton-charge by the police in BHU where a protest on Saturday night against an alleged eve-teasing incident turned violent.
With PTI inputs