DTU students demonstrate at Vidhan Sabha, to meet Dikshit

Protests continue against conversion of DCE to DTU, including boycott of exams


Jasleen Kaur | March 30, 2010

Students of erstwhile Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) have continued their protests against turning their alma mater into Delhi Technological University (DTU), holding a demonstration outside Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday.

The students were also set to meet Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit on Tuesday to demand revocation of the conversion of DCE to DTU.

On Monday, many students chose to miss their mid-semester examinations, which had been rescheduled after low student turnout on original dates of March 15 and 16.

The final-year students appeared for the exams, wearing black bands.

"Students of final year will take the exam, but others will continue to protest against the conversion and demand removal of the vice-chancellor," said Nitin Baraiya, a fourth-year student who was expelled by DTU for spearheading the protest before being taken back again.

Some students donated blood on Monday to underline the sincerity of their campaign.

The students have been protesting since 4th March against the conversion of DCE to DTU.



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