Following the furore over news of Nita Ambani going to Uttar Pradesh’s Banaras Hindu University (BHU) as visiting faculty, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Wednesday said that the reports were fake and “no proposal or invitation to make her a visiting lecturer of BHU has been received”.
The university too issued a clarification in this regard. “Many media houses approached the university for details after reports on a proposal to make Nita Ambani a visiting faculty at BHU began doing the rounds. For one to be appointed as a visiting lecturer at the university, approval of the authority is mandatory and this is to clarify that no such proposal was made in front of the authority,” a notification issued by the BHU read.
The media had reported that students staged a demonstration at the university on Tuesday opposing a proposal to make Nita Ambani a visiting professor.