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?Gandhigiri? method defuses college tension

GANDHIGIRI WAS put to effective use by the Ranjit Singh College administration in defusing tension prevailing on campus after a clash between a professor and a student yesterday. The student was made to realise his mistake while the professor also admitted that his treatment had been harsh and the two resumed normal classroom activity today.

india Updated: Oct 07, 2006 16:26 IST

GANDHIGIRI WAS put to effective use by the Ranjit Singh College administration in defusing tension prevailing on campus after a clash between a professor and a student yesterday. The student was made to realise his mistake while the professor also admitted that his treatment had been harsh and the two resumed normal classroom activity today.

Sources said an MBA final-year student had not submitted is term fee though the last date had passed and had been served notice for not attending regular lectures until he did so. The student was found attending a class in the morning session by a senior professor then ranked No 2 in the absence of the department head.

The said professor was entering the classroom while the student, despite been served a warning, was found leaving the class for attending the next.

The professor blocked his way on the door and the student entered into a heated altercation. The two got engaged in some shoving and pushing.

The management, under the directive of Dr BK Punjabi, asked the disciplinary committee comprising principal Dr N Anand and Director (MCA) Dr Ram Shrivastava, to investigate the matter and suggest action in the same.

The committee not only took the statements of the professor and student involved but also that of another professor who was passing down the hallway and had been an eyewitness to the entire incident.

The student was given lessons on discipline by using the tact supplied by ‘Gandhigiri’ and not only did he realise his mistake but repented for the same by saying sorry to the professor in front of the whole class in the presence of college administration officials.

A touched professor not only pardoned the student but also said that he should not have behaved in a stern manner by asking him to leave in front of other students.