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Jesuit university in India denies forcing teacher to resign

Media reports and social media posts alleged that university officials and some teachers had forced the resignation of a female teacher

A Jesuit—run university in Kolkata, India, denied allegations that it forced a teacher to resign.

“It may kindly be specifically noted that St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata, has not forced any teacher to resign,” read a statement from Father Xavier Raj, SJ, vice chancellor of the university.

“And it is most humiliating to even assume that St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata, would force any teacher to resign,” added the Jesuit priest.



Media reports and social media posts in recent days alleged that university officials and some teachers had forced the resignation of a female teacher.

The press note regretted that the reports “unilaterally” mentioned the university’s name without revealing the teacher’s identity.

“Needless to mention which you yourself will agree and appreciate that the University has believed and continues to believe in preserving and maintaining the dignity and honor of all its teachers, staff members and students and others connected with it, past and present,” read the university’s statement.

It added that the university respects the privacy of each of teacher and staff and has made all possible efforts that there is no such breach of privacy.

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The vice chancellor’s note sought the people’s cooperation to “discontinue such publications so that the University’s name is not maligned.”

Earlier, a former assistant professor of English in the university alleged that authorities forced her to quit on charges of posting her photos on Instagram that were “objectionable” and “inappropriate.”

The university had also alleged that the pictures has ‘besmirched” its reputation.

Read full story in Matters India

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