Bhubaneswar: The Higher Education department has sought a report from the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Utkal University on the harassment allegations levelled against assistant professor of Psychology department, Maheswar Satpathy.
In a letter from the department the VC has been asked to, "furnish a detailed report on the allegation made against Maheswar Satpathy, Asst. Professor, Department of Psychology, Utkal University and action taken in this regard to this Department immediately."
Earlier on October 16, authorities of the varsity had discontinued all the academic & student-related activities of Satpathy following a five-day long agitation by students of the Psychology department bringing complaints of mental harassment against him.
An enquiry committee was formed to probe the allegations and submit a report to the VC within October 31, based on which further action will be taken.