Hyderabad, Apr 4 (PTI) The University of Hyderabad has expelled a PhD scholar for one semester and fined two other students who were allegedly found to be involved in “acts of misconduct and indiscipline” following an inquiry on a complaint lodged against them by an Assistant Professor.

An inquiry was conducted by the Proctorial Board based on the complaint filed in November 2017 by the assistant professor at the Centre for Health Psychology.

“It was observed that students Linga Swamy B, Hakeem and Thahir Jamal were involved in the acts of misconduct and indiscipline,” an order dated April 2, issued under the ‘Rules of Discipline and Proper Conduct for students of UoH, said.

“Linga Swamy B (PhD) has been expelled for a period of six months (one semester) and the entire University of Hyderabad campus including hostels is rendered out of bounds to him. A penalty of Rs 30,000 is also imposed upon him,” it said.

A penalty of Rs 10,000 each was imposed on Hakeem (MPhil) and Thahir Jamal (PhD) for “involving in the act of misconduct and indiscipline,” it further said.

“The students concerned are sternly warned to be cautious and focus on their studies,” the order said.

Any recurrence of such incidents would have serious repercussions on their academic career, it added.

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