Bengaluru, Oct 30 (PTI) A senior professor at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science here has beenretired compulsorily over allegations of sexually harassing aPhD student, IISc said Tuesday. Also Read - These Indian Institutes Are Among Top 200 in QS World University Rankings | Check List

The internal complaints committee of the IISc, which investigated the matter, found truth in the complaint, the institute said without identifying the professor. Also Read - Global University Rankings List 2020: No Indian University in Top 300

“A complaint was received from a PhD student about sexual harassment by a senior professor. The complaint was enquired into by the internal complaints committee of the institute,” IISc said in a statement. Also Read - Global University Rankings List 2020: Six Indian Universities Among Top 500

The governing council being the appointing authority for faculty deliberated on the inquiry report and resolved to compulsorily retire the faculty with immediate effect, it said.

“The orders were served on the faculty on October 22, 2018 and he stands compulsorily retired,” it said.

The IISc authorities did not say whether he would be entitled to retirement benefits.

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