Vice-chancellor of Bharathiar University in Coimbatore was arrested on Saturday on the charges of accepting a bribe of Rs 30 lakh from a job-aspirant.
A Ganapathi was arrested by a team of Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) after he was caught accepting the bribe from one Suresh, who was seeking the post of assistant professor.
As per reports, Suresh had earlier complained to police regarding the demand for the bribe.
On the basis of the complaint, DVAC had laid out a trap and caught the vice chancellor red-handed with Rs 1 lakh in cash and a cheque of Rs 29 lakh.
Ganapathi was appointed the vice-chancellor of Bharathiar University in March 2016.