Varanasi: Misleading reports of billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s wife Nita Ambani being invited as visiting professor in Banaras Hindu University triggered protests by some students who gathered outside the vice-chancellor’s residence on campus.
Following the protest on Tuesday night, the BHU administration issued a statement on Wednesday morning denying the reports. It said, “No decision on appointment of Nita Ambani as visiting professor in any faculty, department or centre has been taken, nor has any such order been issued.”
BHU spokesman said seeking nod of the academic council is must for the appointment of any visiting professor. No proposal for appointment of Ambani has been sent to the academic council, he added.
Dean of social science faculty, Prof Kaushal Kishore Mishra claimed he, in his personal capacity, had sent an invite to Ambani to deliver guest lecture at the Women Study Centre.