Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Carry-On Facility At RTM Nagpur University For BE (Engineering) Students
TO END the stalemate between agitating engineering faculty students who are demanding carry-on facility and Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) authorities who have clearly ruled out such a relaxation which is illegal and impermissible, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists have suggested a via-media citing a decade old formula of "allowed to keep term" (ATKT) applied in 2001 to tide over similar crisis. On September 10, 2001. RTMNU had issued notification making it clear that some leniency was being shown to students since from next academic session, the university had decided to switch over to semester pattern. It was not carry on. but an exception to help the aggrieved students who were unable to clear their papers. On the same lines. BJYM has demanded allow to keep term.
Most of the political parties and their students wing have supported the carry-on demand and also visited the agitating students near Samvidlmn Square. But they have not shown any flexibility, leaving no chance for any negotiations. RTMNU authorities while expressing sympathy with students had ruled out carry-on stating that value of degree would go down and such a move would be rejected by AICTE and courts.
NCP youth leader Ami Londe blamed RTMNU for the mess and stated that authorities did not stiek to time-frame and students received revalued answershects after their next examination commenced. Under acute stress and pressure, the students scored poorly. Even quality of valuation is questionable and during last occasion, the High Court was forced to step-in to provide succor to students, he stated while appealing RTMNU authorities not to make it a prestige point and consider the demand.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) students wing led by Shiv Sena activists. BAMSEF. INSAF. STON and others are continuing with their agitation including hunger strike, ghcraoand demonstrations flaying RTMNU authorities for overlookine their demand and for allegedly mining their career.