29-SEP-2014: The Registrar of Aligarh Muslim University, Group Captain Shahrukh Shamshad has resigned from his post on health grounds.
The University has clarified that the Registrar willingly tendered his resignation at 9.30 am. The Vice Chancellor accepted it at 10 am and it was promulgated.
Dr. Asfar Ali Khan of the Department of Electrical Engineering has been appointed officiating Registrar till the selection of a new Registrar is made.
‚??Once a resignation is promulgated, it cannot be retracted‚??, said Dr. Rahat Abrar, PRO of the University. ‚??The Registrar did send an email at 11.26 am alleging he had resigned under duress. It is a baseless allegation and the Vice Chancellor has not allowed him to retract the resignation‚??, said PRO.
The University administration expressed surprise that a group of students tried to create a ruckus on an issue, which does not concern them at all.