Amid rising protests by students outside Hyderabad University, the Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile has gone on an indefinite leave, notified University on Sunday.
The information about his leave was posted on University’s online portal.
From past couple of days, students have been protesting and demanding action against the vice chancellor, after his name had been mentioned in Police FIR over Rohith Vemula suicide.
The Dalit student was found hanging on January 13, two weeks after he and his four other friends were suspended from varsity following a complaint by RSS activists.
On Thursday, the varsity administration had revoked suspension of Rohith's comrades, hours after 15 Dalit professors submitted their resignations accusing Union Education Minister Smriti Irani of distorting the facts related to the suicide.
Smriti Irani, on the other hand, had been saying that the death has nothing to do with the political parties.