IIIT-A dismisses Associate Prof accused of sexual harassment
Allahabad: A year after he was accused of sexual harassment by a student, an Associate Professor has been sacked by Indian Institute for Information Technology- Allahabad (IIIT-A) as a probe panel found his response unsatisfactory.
“The decision, taken by the IIIT-A Board of Management, has been communicated to Associate Professor C V S Shiva Prasad by the institute’s Director Somnath Biswas vide letter dated May 28,” the institute’s spokesman Pankaj Mishra said.
The allegations were levelled by an M Tech student in May last year who also later lodged an FIR at Dhoomanganj police station of the city.
The Associate Professor, who was the Head of the Department of Bioinformatics, was out of station when the FIR was lodged but he surrendered before police in July and was sent to jail.
According to Mishra, who is the Public Relations Officer, the decision to dismiss the faculty member from service was taken after the probe panel set up by the institute to investigate the matter did not receive a satisfactory reply to its numerous notices sent to the Associate Professor.