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FIR filed against four IIT Kanpur professors under SC/ST Act for ‘harassing’ faculty member

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 20 Nov 2018, 12:21:47 AM
IIT Kanpur

New Delhi:

A scheduled caste faculty member at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) has alleged that four professors have harassed him. The IIT professors -- Eshan Sharma, Sanjay Mittal, Rajiv Shekhar, CS Upadhyay -- and an unidentified person have been booked under relevant sections of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, said Superintendent of Police (West) Sanjiv Suman.

Subrahmanyam Saderla, a faculty member at the institute's aerospace department who is also an alumnus of the IIT-Kanpur, alleged that the professors and others spread rumours that he benefited from reservation and is not competent enough to answer questions.

An IIT official said Saderla had also written an e-mail to the IIT director and the head of aerospace engineering department, Prof A K Ghosh, drawing their attention towards alleged harassment.

Established in 1960 as one of the first Indian Institutes of Technology, the institute was created with the assistance of a consortium of nine US research universities as part of the Kanpur Indo-American Programme.

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First Published : 19 Nov 2018, 07:08:13 PM