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Stephen’s principal warns teachers ahead of protest

Narain was among three teachers representatives in GB, who said the college had announced that the panel to interview students for undergraduate admissions would now include a member of the college’s supreme council

delhi Updated: May 17, 2019 06:13 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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A day ahead of the protest planned by teachers of St Stephen’s College to protest the revised admission policies, the college has issued a warning against causing disturbance.(Hindustan Times)

A day ahead of the protest planned by teachers of St Stephen’s College to protest the revised admission policies, the college has issued a warning against causing disturbance .

“Notice is hereby given that there should be no disturbance of the working environment in college... any person or persons disturbing the peace will be dealt with in accordance with the conduct rules,” the notice, signed by principal John Varghese, said.

Varghese did not respond to calls or messages for comment.

“Any form of disruption to exams will be dealt with strictly,” the notice said.

Nandita Narain, the teacher representative in the governing body (GB), said Friday’s protest would not take place during exam hours.

Narain was among three teachers representatives in GB, who said the college had announced that the panel to interview students for undergraduate admissions would now include a member of the college’s supreme council, which comprises members of Church of North India.

The announcement had created a furore .

Later, bishop Warris K Masih, chairperson of supreme council and GB, put a statement on the college website saying a member of the governing body nominated by council will “oversee” the admission process this year.

“The principal says one thing in the staff council meet and something else during the meeting with heads of departments,” Narain said.

Masih said, “We have already put our statement on the website. You interpret it in whichever way you like.”

First Published: May 17, 2019 06:13 IST