|Aggrieved Cotton students begin stir |
GUWAHATI, March 28 - The Cotton University Students’ Union (CUSU) today began a two-day protest on the university premises demanding redressal of various issues and problems being faced by the students.
Students of Cotton University display posters during the 2-day stir over their demands. – UB Photos
It may be mentioned that earlier the CUSU had alleged that conversion of Cotton College into a university had created a severe financial crisis and staff crunch at the institution where the admission fee was also hiked by 50 per cent. The student body also alleged that the students are deprived of proper facilities in the hospital attached with the institution.
“When it was a college, 69 teachers’ posts had remained vacant in the institution. But after the conversion, the number of vacancies increased to 149. Moreover, at present nine third-grade posts, 43 fourth-grade posts and 14 non-teaching staff posts are vacant in various departments,” stated Pranjal Kalita, general secretary of CUSU.
The CUSU also alleged that three courses, namely Bio Technology, Mass Communication and BCA have remained non-provincialised in the university even after over ten years of their introduction.