Pondicherry University vice-chancellor, Chandra Krishnamurthy, has quit her post a month after she wrote back to the HRD Ministry saying the allegations of plagiarism and academic fraud against her false.
Krishnamurthy, who is currently on forced leave, sent her resignation letter to the Presidentâ€™s office. The letter was then forwarded to the HRD Ministry on Monday.
The VC was served a show-cause notice by the President in August, 2015 following a probe launched by the University Grants commission found her guilty of serious academic fraud.
The teaching and non-teaching staff has been protesting and demanding the VCâ€™s removal over charges of plagiarism, an improperly conducted appointment and other allegations of misconduct and maladministration.