"The college failed to follow procedures in dismissing Professor Joseph. The college should rethink about his ouster," said MG University Syndidate.
In support of the University's decision, the professor's sister Maria Stella said that it was a sign of victory for them.
The Kerala Education Minister M A Baby also supported the professor and critcised the college for taking such action.
Joseph, Head of the Department of Malayalam was attacked and his right hand was chopped off on Jul 4 for hurting religious sentiments by preparing a Malayalam question paper with reference to Prophet Mohammed.