After Amartya Sen ouster, Nalanda Chancellor George Yeo quits: Politics, rather not be in it

Written by Shubhajit Roy
| New Delhi |
Updated: November 26, 2016 6:03 am

Singapore’s George Yeo with Sen: ‘Dissolution of old Nalanda board came as a complete surprise to me’
Four days after Nobel laureate Amartya Sen was dropped from the governing board of Nalanda University, Chancellor George Yeo, a former Singapore foreign minister, submitted his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee as a mark of protest.
Elaborating on the reasons behind his resignation, in a statement sent to The Indian Express and in a Facebook post, Yeo said he was not consulted about dissolution of the board, and that the sudden move was “bound up with Indian domestic politics”.

Yeo’s decision was conveyed in an email sent to members of the governing board on Friday morning, days after Sen’s nine-year association with the university was terminated by the government on November 21.
The Indian Express had first reported on the government’s …
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