Protest against Sikkim University VC is constitutional: SDF

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Gangtok, 25 May, 2012:

The Sikkim University Vice Chancellor MP Lama today has been surrounded by criticisms from all corners. The students have been explicitly condemning and protesting his acts and statement. The situation in fact has arisen because the VC never thought for the future of the students, states a press release issued by the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF party) today.

The students on 18th May had jammed the NH31A when they were not provided with feasible answers by him. The Student Union of Sikkim had earlier approached to the HRDD, VC, Governor for their genuine and needed demands, but when they were not given any answers the students had to jam the NH31A which is constitutional and that the SDF party supports it.

The release further adds that the VC by not listening and accepting the demands of the students have already created grave harm to their future. It is due to the unavailability of the subjects in the master level like that of History, Commerce, English, Political science, Tourism, Botany, education that the students have to pursue higher studies outside the State. The students while having all the facilities in the State has to go outside for the same just because of one person. It is also questioned that the University which can provide 25% of reservation to the foreign students, cannot provide the same for the locals?

The students are not getting admission to the different streams, the fees that are high in comparison to other Central Universities, not exact documentation in the website, the college faculty member have not been included in the University Executive Council and Academic Council, the system of Zero Semester and many other such provision had discouraged the Sikkimese students further adds the release. Considering the above system, the protest of the students is viable. The problems have to be solved out at the earliest states the release.

In the other hand, some of the people have been politicizing the act of the students and has been viewing it through the prism of politics. The demands of the students have to be accepted. The VC Prof Lama has been sidelining the genuine demands of the students and has not shown any interest in the demands and has been acting rigid. He is showing firmness on his stand and has been monopolizing his power. He has shown a state of ‘undemocratic manner’ hence the SDF party supports the cause of the students’ future.

Sikkim Mail



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