In response, women in Notre Dam and those around the world posted pictures wearing leggings with hashtag #leggingsdayND.
"The teacher touched me, I will fight this crime till my last breath," she said while getting her statement recorded before she died.
Many accused Najma Akhtar of engaging in corrupt practices at AMU and criticised her for meeting an RSS leader known for fuelling communal tensions.
The college authorities blocked the campus placements of the seniormost batch to stall the agitation.
Najma Akhtar heads the department of educational administration at NIEPA and has a specialisation in minority education and the decentralisation of education.
Over 200 female students spent the whole night at the college's basketball court, but the administration refused to listen to their grievances.
Students have been protesting since February 14, demanding the re-evaluation of their examination papers and the election of student-faculty committees in the university.