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Senior IIT Kanpur professor removed after foreign student complaints of molestation; probe on

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Senior IIT Kanpur professor removed after foreign student complaints of molestation; probe on

Number of molestation cases are at it’s peak with the recent one coming in from an educational institute. As per the reports, a foreign student enrolled in a programme at IIT Kanpur accused a senior professor of molesting her, prompting the administration to remove him immediately on Tuesday.

The woman, who belongs to a European nation, was admitted to the institute under a student exchange programme that ranges from six months to two years. Last week, She complained about the incident to the institute and the embassy of her country.

Reacting to the incident, the institute as quoted in a report of NDTV, said “Last week, a complaint was filed by a student against a faculty member for inappropriate conduct. The internal complaints committee of the institute began investigation under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act following Supreme Court guidelines.”

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“Immediately, on recommendations of the panel, the faculty member was removed from teaching responsibilities of the course in which the girl student was enrolled,” report added.

The institute said it had a zero-tolerance policy against any “deviant behaviour” and strict action would be initiated once the recommendations of the panel were submitted.

IIT-Kanpur has 271 foreign students, of which 79 are female. It has six exchange students, of which three are female.

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