A student of the Faculty of Fine Arts of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda has been expelled by the authorities for an `objectionable' painting of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Show-cause notices were also issued to some other students and the teacher involved in the project, the head of the department and the dean of the faculty, Vice-Chancellor Vijay Kumar Srivastava, said.
The action was taken after the report of a nine-member fact-finding committee was tabled in the meeting of the university's syndicate, he said. "(The student who made the painting in question) has been expelled. Other students have been issued show-cause notices, and action will be taken on the basis of their responses. The teacher under whose guidance the project was carried out, as well as the HoD and Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, have also been issued show-cause notices," Srivastava told reporters.