IIT Delhi director under pressure from HRD Ministry resigns

RK Shevgaonkar
RK Shevgaonkar

Raghunath K Shevgaonkar, Director IIT Delhi has quit his post with more than two years before his tenure ends. While sources quoting IIT officials confirmed this news yesterday, HRD Ministry officials pretended ignorance of this move.

The bone of contention which led to Raghunath’s resignation were the two demand from HRD ministry – to provide the IIT Delhi ground for a cricket academy to be run by Sachin Tendulkar and payment of nearly Rs 70 lakhs to former IIT Delhi faculty and now BJP functionary Subramanian Swamy as his salary dues between 1972 and 1991.

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