IISc sends senior professor on compulsory retirement after allegations of sexual harassment

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The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru has asked a senior faculty member – a recipient of many awards – accused of sexually harassing a doctoral student to take “compulsory retirement”.”A complaint was received from a PhD student about sexual harassment by a senior professor. The complaint was inquired into by the internal complaints committee of the institute. The orders were served on the faculty on October 22, 2018 and he stands compulsorily retired,” IISc said in a statement.READ | Happy there’s now a Me Too movement in India: Maneka GandhiThe internal complaints committee of the IISc, which investigated the matter, found truth in the complaint, the institute said. The IISc authorities did not, however, specify if he would be entitled to retirement benefits.(With inputs from PTI)ALSO READ | #MeToo hits homeALSO READ | One year of #MeToo movement, 8 interesting things to knowWATCH | Will MeToo movement make workplaces safer?
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