Not allowed unfair means, students riot
Following a change in the examination centre, hundreds of students of College of Education at Bilaspur in Greater Noida went berserk on Thursday.india Updated: Apr 28, 2011 23:28 IST
On the second successive day, a clash between police and students was reported from Greater Noida.
Following a change in the examination centre, hundreds of students of College of Education at Bilaspur in Greater Noida went berserk on Thursday.
"The Chaudhary Charan Singh University in Meerut had changed the centre following reports of organised mass copying at the college. They shouted slogans against the college management and the university, besides disrupting traffic on Dankaur-Sikandarabad road for hours," said a police officer.
Apprehending they would not be able to resort to unfair means during exams at the new centre, they caused extensive damaged to college property and roughed up the teachers as well.
The authorities cancelled Thursday's exam and are yet to announce the new dates. The police had to use force to control the agitating students.
On Wednesday, students of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Adarsh Junior School had clashed with the police over the possession of a playground.
On Thursday morning, 3,000 examinees of various subjects had assembled at the centre with their guardians. They lost their cool to see a notice, informing about the exams being postponed till a further notice.
After a skirmish with the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel, deployed on the campus, students took to the streets.
Students alleged the college administration "had entered into an arrangement" with them for "a smooth conduct" of the exams but since the centre had been changed with the postponement of the exam, "a bleak future stared them in their face".
They lifted the road blockade only after an intervention from senior police and administrative officials. The college administration said the exams had been cancelled by the university and a new centre would be announced soon.
On April 23, a flying squad of the university had raided the college and found mass copying during a law examination. Despite the centre being sealed, the college administration went ahead and conducted exams on till April 27. Now, the university has cancelled all exams held at the centre. Principal Suresh Bhardwaj denied reports of "large-scale" unfair means at the college.