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HBTI reins in its unruly elements

AUTHORITIES AT the Harcourt Butler Technology Institute (HBTI) have succeeded in maintaining discipline at the institute thanks to strict action initiated against unruly students, found guilty of violating discipline on the campus.

india Updated: May 31, 2006 00:03 IST

AUTHORITIES AT the Harcourt Butler Technology Institute (HBTI) have succeeded in maintaining discipline at the institute thanks to strict action initiated against unruly students, found guilty of violating discipline on the campus.

Director RP Singh constituted inquiry committees to ascertain reasons of clashes and to find out the accused. The committee comprising senior teachers of the institute submitted its report and suggested a fine and stern warnings to the mischief makers.

Accepting the recommendations of the committee, the director fined at least eight students up to Rs 2500. The committee had also suggested of suspension of these students for a period of 15 days.

The HBTI administration was upset over four incidents of indiscipline that took place during the current academic session. In the first incident, students had a scuffle with the mess contractor over the purchase of goods. The scuffle had taken place near Azad Nagar and citizens had to intervene to pacify them.

In the second incident, girl students were accused of harassing a male student to the extent that he had slit his wrists. However, timely medical assistance saved him.

The third incident took place while Odyssey, the cultural festival, was underway.

Senior and junior students had clashed with each other over the issue of eve teasing. Finally, students of the institute had a tussle with a bookshop owner in Nawabganj area and the complaint reached the director of the institute.

First Published: May 31, 2006 00:03 IST