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DTU students call off protest

delhi Updated: Apr 07, 2010 23:20 IST
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Agitating students of the Delhi Technical University (DTU) called off their protest on Wednesday, citing satisfaction with the way the government had responded to their demands.

“Detailed discussions have been held by student representatives with the newly appointed registrar,” said Nitin Baraiya, Placement Coordinator and one of the students spearheading the protest.

“We have decided to bring back normalcy in the college as the government has assured us that they will look in to the demands for the academic and administrative growth of the institution. They have also assured us that they will take necessary steps to protect the brand Delhi College of Engineering (DCE),” he added.

“Students will start attending classes as the government has agreed to take concrete step to address their grievances.
Meanwhile, we’ll carry out a symbolic protest for the central character of DCE,” he added. DTU students have been
protesting since March 4 against upgradation of DCE to DTU, alleging that the changed status of the varsity from central to state university will hamper their career prospects.

Students had boycotted exams and all efforts by the varsity to resolve the crisis had failed.

They then sought intervention of the government, which also refused to roll back the decision. Parents of the students are slated to meet the CM on April 8 to request her to look into their demands.