Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Prof Praveen Aghamkar ends his life

CDLU: Prof Praveen Aghamkar ends his life
4th  July, 2018
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann, Amar Singh Jyani, Surender Sawant, Mukhtiar Singh Happy, Vikram Bhatia. Vikas Taneja
Dr Praveen Aghamkar, Controller of Examination and Chairperson, Department of Physics, Chaudhary Devi Lal University (CDLU) Sirsa, was found hanging from a Dupatta tied on a iron grill in the washroom of his residence at the University Campus on the morning of 4th July, 2018.

Upon information of a maid, campus security, took Dr Aghamkar to Civil Hospital Sirsa, where the doctors declared him, ‘Brought Dead’.

Several University teachers and other university employees thronged at civil hospital, and were anguished and accused that Dr Aghamkar took this extreme step owing to deteriorated work environment and extreme work pressure at the university. “He had applied to resign from the additional charge of Controller of Examination, but the same was not accepted so far. Often he told his colleagues that he does not like his additional duties.” A teacher commented.

Dr Praveen Aghamkar was from place near Mumbai in Maharashtra and had joined CDL University about a decade ago. Apart from Chairing the Physics Department he was assigned the herculean task of Controller of Examination.

Those who had known Dr Aghamkar, found him warm, cheerful and helpful in nature. Dr Aghamkar a man of short height was a towering personality otherwise. Nano-Technology was his favorite subject in Physics, and he often inspired his students at University and in his lectures elsewhere about this relatively new branch of physics. Apart from his various degrees and a PhD in India, Dr Aghamkar also completed his post doctoral work in Italy in the beginning of this new millennium.

One of his last lectures recorded by SirsaNews is shared below:
Direct to His Last Interview recorded in January 2018 at CMK College Sirsa:

Full Length Video of Above is Below:

The Police could not take statement of his wife on the pretext that she is not in condition to give a statement.

Mystery shrouds about why Dr Praveen Aghamkar, who was always cheerful and upright personality took this Extreme Step. There is no known history of his having bouts of depression as his friends say.

Following it, office of Prof Vijay K Kayat, Vice Chancellor of CDLU remained a place of heated verbal duals between several university teachers and the Vice Chancellor. The teachers accuse the Vice Chancellor for this sad happening, and are demanding an independent inquiry into it. Even a demand for removal of The Vice Chancellor was also raised. While the Vice Chancellor said that he had great respect for Dr Praveen Aghamkar and will also like to find out the truth, he refuted all the accusations and allegations making rounds against him are not true and are unfounded. He also said that Dr Praveen did not move a resignation letter in my tenure; it might have been in tenure of his predecessor. 
Third Party Video:

and below is part of VC's Statement to media

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