Students to hold protest at Thapar University
Demanding restoration of domicile quota for Punjab students, several students unions plan to hold a protest march in front of Thapar University in Patiala on Tuesday.punjab Updated: Apr 16, 2012 23:11 IST
Demanding restoration of domicile quota for Punjab students, several students unions plan to hold a protest march in front of Thapar University in Patiala on Tuesday.
The students from across the state would participate in the protest.
Meanwhile, members of Punjab Students Union (PSU), Students Federation of India (SFI) and All India Students Federation held a joint meeting at Nehru Park near local bus stand on Monday.
Terming the TU decision "unhealthy for aspiring engineers" from the state, PSU state secretary Beant Singh said that the university management was playing with the careers of students preparing for All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) to get admission in one of the premier institutes across the country.
"The unfair decision taken by university authorities were the signs of privatisation and commercialisation in the education system proving fatal for the students' fraternity," he said.
Meanwhile, SFI president Lovedeep Sharma demanded that the state government intervene in the matter and pressure the TU management to roll back the decision with immediate effect."It is duty of government authorities to intervene and pressure university management against the decision," he said.
The students union also threatened to intensify their stir if the management failed to take back their decision.
First Published: Apr 16, 2012 23:06 IST