Kongunadu Arts and Science College Management withdraws Indefinite Closure

The management of Kongunadu Arts and Science College has revoked the indefinite closure of the second and third year aided courses.

According to Secretary and Director of the college M. Aruchami, classes for the departments of computer science, botany, zoology, bio – chemistry, physics, English, chemistry, and mathematics will re – open from 26th July, 2010.

This comes in the wake of the meeting held at the office of the Regional Joint Director of Collegiate Education on Friday.

He further added that the protesting students had promised to maintain good conduct and proper behaviour in the campus. Students have also been permitted to stay in the hostel.

AUT condemns Excess Fee Collection

Meanwhile, the Association of University Teachers (AUT) has condemned the management of Kongunadu Arts and Science College for collecting excess fee from the students of the aided courses.

According to a release from C. Rengaswamy, Chairman of the Zone VII of the AUT, the association has consistently been demanding that self – financing courses be abolished from private aided colleges to avoid misuse of facilities that are meant for aided courses.

“It is unfortunate that many aided colleges extend a step – motherly treatment to the faculty and students of the aided courses.

“Self – financing courses should be conducted in a separate campus, preferably as another college,” the release adds.

Appreciating the efforts of the State Government in sanctioning many teacher posts in colleges in recent years, it said that some college managements have chosen to challenge the appointment norms in the court of law to serve their own interest.

“Instead of availing government funds for the appointments, the managements are demanding money from the public with a wrong plea of appointing teachers on their own.”

The association has also urged the Central and State Governments to strengthen the audit mechanism in colleges to check utilisation of grants for research.

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