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Mangaluru University removes professor from director post following controversy

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Mangaluru: M. Jayashankar, a Professor of Microbiology was removed from his office as the Director of the College Development Council (CDC) of the university by Mangaluru University on Monday, April 5.

This was done in wake of the controversy involving Prof. Jayashankar after he complained to the police that a conman, Prasad Attavar, cheated him of Rs 17 lakh which he had paid to Attavar for getting the post of the Vice-Chancellor of Raichur University. In addition, he had given Attavar three blank cheques as he had promised him of getting the post. The city police, who registered a case in this connection, arrested Attavar last week.

Prof. Jayashankar was replaced by V. Ravindrachary, a Professor of Physics, who has, earlier, served as the Registrar (Evaluation) of the university.

Two Syndicate members had written to the university to take serious action on this case and sought an explanation from Prof. Jayashankar before initiating appropriate disciplinary proceedings.

Vice-Chancellor of the university P.S. Yadapadithaya said that a special meeting of the Syndicate will be convened on April 9 to discuss the matter.

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