‘Academic and research reputation of the institution would be struck at the roots irrecoverably’
Members of the Anna University Teachers’ Association would sport black badges to protest against the State government’s decision to change the institution’s name. The association said it would look for legal remedies if the issue is not resolved.
The decision was taken at an emergency general body meeting held virtually on Saturday. The association is planning to consult all stakeholders of the university and other associations. Its members are upset that stakeholders were not included in the discussions on changing the university’s name. They pointed out that all international and national rankings achieved over the years would be lost as a result of changing the institution’s name to Anna Technological and Research University.
The university would lose…