"The governor has received the letter from him last night and it has been forwarded to the state government for further official procedures," Raj Bhawan sources said.
When contacted, Dutta refused to comment on the matter. Dutta's resignation comes at a point of time when Jadavpur University students are demanding resignation of the Vice-Chancellor, Abhijit Chakraborty, over police crackdown in the campus last week.
The university students yesterday staged a fresh protest after the Vice-Chancellor stepped into his office, a week after the controversial police action on agitating students. The students sat outside his office shouting slogans demanding his resignation, stopping short of a gherao this time.
A proposed march to the Kolkata Police headquarters at Lal Bazar yesterday was called off by the protesting students after the cases against them were withdrawn. Thousands of students had marched through the city's streets last Saturday demanding the VC's resignation.