Thrissur: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a notice to the principal of Sree Kerala Varma College in connection with the poetry plagiarism issue in which Deepa Nisanth, a faculty of the college, is involved. The UGC has demanded in the notice to submit a report regarding the allegation that Deepa Nisanth copied the poem originally written by S. Kalesh.
It is also demanded in the notice that the stand of the college management in the issue be clarified. UGC took the action based on a complaint questioning the integrity of Deepa Nisanth.
Deepa Nisanth had published a poem written by poet S. Kalesh in a service magazine under her name. This led to a whirl of controversy and later she admitted that it was not written by her.