Notably, the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) of the institute has started probing the allegations under Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, in accordance with the Supreme Court's guidelines.
"Last week, a complaint was filed by a student against a faculty member for inappropriate conduct. The Internal Complaints Committee of the institute started investigations," said Deputy Director of IIT-K, Prof. Manindra Agarwal.
Following the complaint, the accused faculty member has been removed
Following complaint, the accused faculty member was removed from teaching responsibilities, upon recommendations of the appointed panel. "Immediately, on the recommendations of ICC, the said faculty member was removed from teaching responsibilities of the course in which the girl student was registered," he further stated.
Senior professors demand stern action against the guilty
Stating that such incidents would damage the image and prestige of the reputed institute, senior professors suggested that stern action be taken against the guilty person.
According to an official statement released by the institute, IITK follows a zero-tolerance policy against any deviant behavior, and strict action will be initiated once the recommendations of the ICC are submitted.