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2016-02-29T18:15:29+05:30

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Coming Storm

Much has been made of President Pranab Mukherjee backing Jagadesh Kumar as JNU’s new vice-chancellor over HRD minister Smriti Irani’s choice. Top IIT Delhi-wallahs, however, insist that there is more to the institution’s “gift” to its left-of-centre neighbour than meets the eye. Though Kumar is backed by impeccable credentials, he was viewed as reasonably RSS-friendly at IIT Delhi. Some say it’s a matter of time before JNU erupts in protests. What will make it interesting is that Kumar, a karate expert, is no pushover. The story goes that when an IIT hosteler got aggressive, Kumar closed the matter with karate moves.


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