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DAVV at Chancellor?s door

india Updated: Dec 06, 2006 15:02 IST

DEVI AHILYA Vishwa Vidyalaya (DAVV) has sought advice from the State Government and Raj Bhawan regarding the fate of students from three B Ed colleges, which were found unfit for being granted affiliation even as unrest amongst students intensified.

The national Students Union of India (NSUI) activists took out a ‘donkey rally’ in protest and called on the V-C on Tuesday. Students from Central India B Ed Institute also called on Dr Rajkamal, alleging similar maltreatment as meted out by Maharshi College to its students.

On Monday Maharshi College students had gone on the rampage when their administration failed to provide the required National Council for Teacher Training and Education (NCTE) permission and No Objection Certificate (NoC) from the Higher Education Department as promised to them by Monday.

Central India students also met the V-C on Tuesday and expressed their desperation and said that they might follow the path taken by Maharshi students. The V-C said that he was bound by regulations and despite having a soft corner for students who were suffering for no fault of their own he could not bypass rules.

He clarified that only University Teaching Departments (UTD) were under his direct control while the colleges came under the purview of the Higher Education Department, which was also at fault for not issuing NoC in time or in the least informing the university about errant colleges before filing of examination forms.

He advised the students to file a case of fraud under Section 420 against their respective college administration for hiding information on affiliation and in instances of charging more fees.

He dashed off letters to the government, Raj Bhawan and spoke to the Divisional Commissioner on the issue today.

The V-C said that he was aware only about Central India Institute and Vivekanand College, Sendhwa, not fulfilling affiliation norms, while Maharshi students had come out in the open only now.

Interestingly, Ranjit Singh College was also issued notice of dis-affiliation by the university recently, on which the V-C showed his ignorance.

The NSUI activists took out a ‘donkey rally’ in the morning from the RNT Marg premises of the University to Regal Square and back.

Three donkeys in the rally represented Higher Education Department, respective college administration and affiliation department of the university.

Also, about 10 B Ed college administrative members called upon the V-C in the evening and repeating their long-standing grievances and allegations of graft against Affiliation Committee member D S Sansanwal asked for an inquiry against him.

 Sansanwal on his part denied having been part of any such committee and said that he had only inspected one college and that too very long back.

Meanwhile, the V-C was petitioned by ABVP activists when he went for inspection of Government Arts and College (GACC) on Tuesday.

The activists stated that the manner in which NSUI was frequently calling ‘bandhs’ was detrimental to the students as their studies suffered in the process.