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Tamil Nadu: Bharathiar University VC caught accepting Rs 30 lakh bribe

By Chennabasaveshwar

Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DAVC) caught Professor Dr.A.Ganapathi, vice-chancellor of Bharathiar University while accepting a bribe of Rs 30 lakh on Saturday. He is likely to be presented in the court today. Dr. A Ganapathi has been HOD of Biotechnology Department at Bharathiar University.

Professor Dr.A.Ganapathi, vice-chancellor of Bharathiar University

Dr Ganapathi was trapped by DAVCsleuths while accepting the bribe from an assistant professor-aspirant in Coimbatore. The Vigilance sleuths interrogating the vice-chancellor in connection with the case.

DVAC laid a trap and gave the man chemically treated notes, to be handed over to the vice chancellor.

Ganapathy was arrested by the DVAC officials at his residence after he accepted Rs one lakh in cash and Rs 29 lakh by cheque from Suresh.

The Bharathiar University was established at Coimbatore by the Government of Tamilnadu in February 1982 under the provision of the Bharathiar University Act, 1981 (Act 1 of 1982). The Postgraduate Centre of the University of Madras, which was functioning in Coimbatore before 1982 formed the core of the Bharathiar University.

In May, 1985 the University received the recognition from University Grants Commission (UGC) New Delhi for the purpose of grants.

The University named after the great national poet Subramania Bharathi is enshrined with the motto "Educate to Elevate". In the University, every effort is harnessed to realize his dream of making educational institutions as the temple of learning.

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