DTU students to restart protest

'Demands not met; we are speechless,’ say students


Jasleen Kaur | April 19, 2010

Students protesting against the conversion of their alma mater from Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) to Delhi Technological University (DTU) are set on Monday evening to re-start their agitation after assessing that the government doesn't seem serious about considering their demands.

"The committees that were formed by the college administration to look into our demands have not done any work. Our Vice Chancellor is not even ready to listen to us. None of our demands has been met," said Nitin Baraiya, a fourth-year student who's been spearheading the protests.

Students have planned to hold a 'mute protest' at India Gate on Monday evening “to demonstrate our speechless state,” he added.

DTU students have been protesting since 4th March and demanding that the conversion of DCE to DTU be revoked and DTU Vice Chancellor P.B Sharma be sacked for his role in the controversial change, effected by the Delhi government. They also boycotted their mid-semester exams.

The agitation was suspended on 7th April for a few days after the government promised the students that their demands will be considered.

Students are expecting that the issue will be taken up in the ongoing session of parliament.



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