Reports from Delhi confirmed, Prof Bose and four- all hailing from the state appeared in the interview for the selection of NIT Director yesterday. However, the panel has not yet declare the name of next Director of NIT, Agartala.

Sources claimed for Prof Bose appearing of the interview for re-nomination of the high profile post is itself violation of basic conditions laid down by the MHRD.

In the advertisement seeking potential candidates for the high profile post published in the national media had clearly mentioned that only those government employees or PSU employees who have vigilance clearance are eligible to appear in the interview. However, in spite of the vigilance probe against him, Prof Bose has been managed to appear in the interview for the coveted post.

Based on specific complaints, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has ordered a probe against the then Director of NIT, Agartala. The vigilance investigation is still on against Prof Bose. Now, question arises how come he was allowed to appear in the interview for the high profile post?

Only recently, sizable number of NIT, Agartala faculty members and allied staff had staged demonstration in front of the elite technical institute to get rid of Prof Bose. They alleged it was Prof Bose who had made the institute a centre for corruption, malpractice and nepotism over the years.