Days after they unleashed violence on campus over the death of a classmate, the students of Dhronacharya College of Engineering will now boycott lectures and organise a rally against the college administration on Monday.
In a bid to press for a slew of demands, the students will hold the rally along with students of other private colleges.
Some of their demands are: a medical cell with a doctor, no compulsory uniforms, clean washrooms, free periods and banning of corporal punishment.
On Thursday, a mob of over 1,000 students of the college burnt down two buses and the cafetaria, stoned staff cars and ransacked the laboratory, blaming the administration for the death of a student. They alleged she didn’t get medical help in time after she fainted.
“We have a lot of complaints. We pay a huge amount as bus fees but don’t even get a seat as it is overloaded,” said a student who didn’t want to be named.
Another student said, “The college toilets stink. They are worse than public toilets. The canteen sells sub-standard food. During exams, buses pick us up early in the morning though the exam is scheduled in evening.”
The college has not filed any complaint for Thursday’s violence. “We don’t want to complain against our students as they are immature. Many have apologised and we have forgiven them,” said Prof BMK Prasad, principal of the college.