Underprivileged students along with their parents protested near the office of deputy commissioner (East Singhbhum) Amitabh Kaushal here on Thursday, against the decision of Carmel Junior College (CJC) management, which has decided to close the Hindi medium project school from Friday.
According to CJC management, which runs the project school, such decision was taken as the school was not having an affiliation with academic boards.
However, according to several academicians, project schools may run without having board affiliation.
Parents' delegation led by president of Jamshedpur Abhibhawak Sangh (JAS) Umesh Kumar demanded action against the school management.
Around 1,000 students are studying at the project school by paying an amount of Rs 500 annually.
Project school principal Sister Geeta said, "There is no valid reason to continue a school which lacks affiliation with any board."
Kumar said that Kaushal had assured to take action against the school management and the education department is likely to send a show cause notice to the school management for taking such decision.
An academician said that various schools including KPS chain of schools, Loyola School, DBMS Career Academy, Kerala Samajam Model School and many others were running their project schools smoothly.
Chairman of KPS Trust APR Nair said, "We do not face any problem in running the project school as students take their matric examination from National Open School after completing their preparations here. Board affiliation is not required to run a project school."