In the effect of the directive issued by the HRD Minister on July 23, 2015, the Delhi University has assigned a new research guide for the victim. DU however established the fact that the changes can be brought in practice only after St. Stephen’s authorities get an approval from the former supervisor. If the accused supervisor refuses to give consent the research scholar will have to start her research afresh. Also Read - CBSE & ICSE Board Exams 2021: Top 7 Things to do For Preparation |Watch Video
“The Departmental Research Committee (DRC) has approved a new supervisor for the girl. However, his appointment cannot fructify until the former supervisor gives an unconditional approval allowing the scholar to use parts of her earlier research in the thesis,” Dr Gurmeet Singh, head of the varsity’s Chemistry department said. Also Read - CBSE Board Exam 2021: Tips to Cope Up With Stress For Children And Parents | Watch Video
On July 28, the girl on had approached the department to submit a set of demands though her application was not allegedly accepted. The scholar has asked for a female supervisor and to be allowed to resume her research work “from its current status”. Also Read - Telangana Schools to Reopen for Classes 6 and 8 After Nearly 11 Months
The victim had approached police June 19, 2015, alleging that she was molested by Satish Kumar, an assistant professor in the college’s Chemistry department under whom she was pursuing her research. The college principal Valson Thampu also got into trouble for protecting the accused.
The St. Stephen’s research scholar on July 16 approached the authorities to collect her stipend. She was allegedly denied and informed that her stipend has not been approved by her supervisor. Later, the HRD Minister Smriti Irani intervened and issued a directive to Delhi University asking to ensure that the victim gets her stipend and access to the lab, and change of her research supervisor.
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