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Delhi University professor Bidyut Chakraborty appointed Visva-Bharati VC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has appointed as the of Visva-Bharati, official sources said Monday, in a move that could mark an end to troubles on the campus in West Bengal's since 2016.

Chakraborty was embroiled in a sexual harassment row in 2007, which is believed to have impacted his prospects of being considered for the top post at However, he was exonerated of the charges later.

The university, set up by Rabindranath Tagore, has been running without a since 2016 when then was sacked on ground of irregularities by then HRD

"The has given his approval for Bidyut Chakraborty's appointment. An official order will be issued soon," a source said.

had earlier scrapped a panel of names proposed for the post by the Prakash Javadekar-led

A fresh selection panel was then set up and new names were short-listed.

Chakraborty teaches at Delhi University's Political Science department and has a Ph.D from

When contacted, Chakraborty said he has no information about his selection for the top post of Visva-Bharati yet.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 21:30 IST