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Jamshedpur Co-operative College to start classes from Jan 2


Jamshedpur : In view of paramilitary forces taking control of the Jamshedpur Co-operative College, the administrative office of the Jamshedpur Co-operative College has shifted to another place about 800 ft from the college campus.

The Jamshedpur Co-operative College which has always been the scapegoat at the time of election since the district administration has no other choice will start its classes from Jan 2.

Other colleges will continue their classes but about 8000 students and teachers of Jamshedpur Co-operative College will have to sacrifice their holidays to complete their syllabus. The principal of the college, R.K. Das said that they are planning to conduct some classes at the bunglow where they have shifted but not all can be accommodated.

The college is however closed and students and teachers have no way out other than waiting for the college to re-open next year. The college also could not organise the mock test by the Jharkhand Academic Council for intermediate students as there was no space and they have had already shifted to the temporary office by the time it started last month.

The Jamshedpur Co-operative which serves as the strong room is already closed from Nov 15. The office has shifted about 500 mts from the college campus and students and teachers hardly come to college. For Jamshedpur Co-operative College, this will continue till Dec 23, the day of counting.

Nearly 7000 students of Jamshedpur Co-operative College ( JCC), arguably one of the oldest colleges of the city, are facing trouble with the announcement of Assembly elections as classes have taken a back seat.

The college, an constituent unit of Kolhan University, which was established in 1960 on a sprawling 35 acres of land given by Tata Steel has around 7000 students on roll for different streams and 77 faculties is being used by the district administration since 1962 as strong rooms for general elections and assembly polls.

The College is facing dilemma where to conduct the MBA examinations which is scheduled to start on November 5.
The Kolhan University had announced the dates of the second and fourth semester examination and the centre a month ago where 130 students will appear but the decision of assembly elections have put college officials in confusion.

The principal of the Jamshedpur Co-operative College, R.K. Das though took the matter with the district administration to come up with a solution soon but have received nothing so far.

The main building which houses classrooms and offices have been taken over by the district administration on Nov 1 and the entire campus will be taken from Nov 17 which will continue after the results are declared on Dec 23.

According to data collected from the archives of the district administration ever since combined Singhbhum (East Singhbhum was carved out of Singhbhum in 1990) Jamshedpur Cooperative College has served as strong room for general elections and assembly elections since 1962.

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