In a strong message to student leaders and “outsiders”, the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) authorities in Indore have said the weekly grievance hearing session is meant only for students, and the varsity will take all steps to prevent entry of unwanted people.
The DAVV’s tough stand comes in the wake of alleged disruptions by NSUI leaders during the previous students’ hearing on September 29.
The university holds its students’ hearing session every Tuesday. The hearing is meant for receiving and redressing grievances of students, but, of late, many people, including outsiders, turn up at the event and allegedly hijack the platform.
On September 29, over a dozen NSUI activists barged into the university exam controller’s room in the administrative block and sat on a “dharna” demanding stern action against the officials allegedly involved in irregularities in evaluation and leaking of Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS) first year results on the MPOnline website.
As the NSUI protest continued, a large number of students who had come to the university to table their grievances returned without a hearing.
DAVV acting vice-chancellor Prof Ashutosh Mishra said the varsity would try to keep the hearing “only a students’ affair”.
Condemning the student leaders’ act, Prof Mishra said, “The hearing is meant to receive and address grievances of students, but it has turned into a public hearing. Now the university will take stern action towards this, and every one of us will see the result this Tuesday.”
Not only the acting vice-chancellor, but many officials are also in favour of keeping student leaders out of the hearing session.
Student leaders, however, claimed that they were just raising students’ voice as most of the time their complaints fell on deaf ears.
“University officials hardly pay any attention to students’ problems and that’s why they come to us. If the university strictly follows the academic calendar and conducts semester exams on time, students will get their results on time with no error in it,” NSUI state president Vipin Wankhade said.