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President accepts Motihari University VC Arvind Aggarwal's resignation: Sources

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has accepted the resignation of Central University (MGCU) who has been under the government's radar for allegedly giving false information while applying for the post, sources said Tuesday.

The V-C of the Bihar-based central university had tendered his resignation last month over allegations that he fudged his academic credentials to get the post. The had last week forwarded his resignation to Kovind, who is the Visitor to the university.

"The has accepted Agarwal's resignation and he is likely to be relieved by November 15," a source said.

The ministry received complaints that Agarwal lied about a foreign to get the job. He did not pursue his Ph.D at a German institute as claimed, and actually got the degree from the University of Rajasthan, it was complained.

When contacted, Agarwal refused to comment on the issue.

He was appointed as the first V-C of MGCU in Motihari by the government in February 2016 from a panel of three names submitted by the

Agarwal is the ninth to come under the scanner ever since the NDA government took charge.

The had fired V-Cs of Visva Bharati University, and for academic, administrative and financial irregularities. Inquiries were initiated against heads of Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia, IGNOU, and Allahabad University, but were either closed or put on the backburner.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 19:35 IST