University of Hyderabad Interim Vice Chancellor Vipin Srivastava also went on leave amid continuing protests of Students.
Vice Chancellor P Appa Rao was also on leave from past one week in wake of students demand for his resignation.
Senior most professor Vipin Srivastava, who had taken over as the interim vice chancellor, has also gone on leave.
According to News Sources, the next seniormost professor, A M. Periasamy, will perform the duties of the vice chancellor of the university till further orders.
Appa Rao, whose name figures in the first information report, had gone on leave on January 24. However, the students had also refused to accept Srivastava as the interim vice chancellor as he had headed a sub-committee of the executive council which suspended five Dalit students following an alleged clash with a leader of ABVP.
Rohit Vemula who was suspended by HCU Executive council committed suicide on January 17, triggering protests across the country with students calling for action against the vice chancellor and others responsible for his suicide.