Bantwal, August 28: Polytechnic Students at Bantwal suspended their classes and staged a immediate protest in front of the college on Wednesday August 27th, under the banner of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. The students complained that the vice principal of the college, with the support of a lady lecturer, has been mentally harassing the students of the institution.
The students ordered for immediate suspension or transfer of vice principal, Dr Chinnagiri Gowda and also lecturer Tejaswini, complaing that these two had been troubling the students in classes and cripple their confidence and self respect. Parents of students also came in support of the students and condemned the attitude of these two faculties of the college.
It is said that behind-the-scene misgivings, differences of opinion and rivalry that has been in the air among the teaching staff of the college since sometime has been posing a question mark on the future of the students. It is said that because of the said rivalry both Dr Gowda and lecturer of science department-Tejaswini, had been often choosing not to take classes. The students said they have to be prepared to face internal examinations scheduled to be held shortly and whenever they approached the said lecturers to handle classes, the concerned unnecessarily harassed students at their classes without any reason.
‘We had been keeping quiet out of respect for the teaching staff. As the harassment became unbearable, we had brought the same to the notice of the principal, but there was no positive outcome. The fact that the said lady lecturer had branded a student named Jitesh as a goonda just because he had participated in the protest programme organized by a student organization had raged the student community. Throwing bags on students, asking the students to squat on the floor without any reason or provocation, tearing down their books when very small mistakes are found in the work done by the students, are some of the actions which we dislike. We cannot bear this any longer and hence have decided to rebel’, uttered the students.
Students are expecting a fruitful result out of this protest.