A professor of Jammu University was suspended on Friday for his alleged terrorist remark against freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.
The incident came to light after a video clip of the episode recorded by a student went viral on social media on Thursday.
The suspended teacher said he had no intention to hurt anyone's feelings and has tendered his apology.
He said the committee has been asked to submit its report over the issue within seven days.
"Tajuddin has been dissociated from teaching in the university with immediate effect till further orders," the official said.
(With inputs from agencies.)