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University Vice-Chancellor Malabika Sarkar, however, said the professors who left had their personal reasons. "Out of 159 professors if seven or eight leave in a year, you can hardly call it an exodus. Some had resigned because of family problems while some were not happy with the pay," she said.
Sarkar also defended the mentor group, saying, "Of the mentor group, only three live abroad and the rest are in India. Even the ones who live abroad visit the place regularly. The professors who come from abroad bring in their experiences from places like Harvard and MIT. The mix of many minds and their way of thinking would bring in the change that we want but it will not be an overnight process."