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Ruckus at Jamshedpur Co-operative College, principal assaulted

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Jamshedpur, April 25: Final year students of UG and PG at the Jamshedpur Co-operative College, who were denied filling examination forms due to poor attendance created ruckus at the campus on Monday.

About 300 students, mostly boys who weren’t allowed to fill up their examination forms due to poor attendance, protested in front of the college principal S.S. Razi forcing him to let them fill the forms without the late fine.

Razi was assaulted by students who demanded to let them appear for their examination, which will tentatively take place in the next couple of months.

At around 11:30 in the morning, boys of PG and UG also ransacked damaged desks and benches, demanding to fill up examination form. The students also alleged that the college authorities were playing foul over intentionally not allowing them to answer the examination.

Students also wrote to the vice-chancellor of Kolhan University requesting him to reduce the attendance parameter, which is currently at 75 percent. There are about 1,000 students who are affected in this situation.

Students said that the Jamshedpur Co-operative College has always born the problem owing to elections and other competitive examinations where classes remain suspended for about two to three months.

The college, a constituent unit of Kolhan University, which was established in 1960 on a sprawling 35 acres of land given by Tata Steel has around 7,000 students on roll for different streams and 77 faculties, is being used by the district administration since 1962 as strong rooms for general elections, Assembly and panchayat polls.

“We were hopeful that the college administration will consider our problem and will allow us to fill forms. The college authorities said that we will be allowed if we attend classes in April but today was the last date to fill the forms without the late fine,” said a PG student of Jamshedpur Co-operative College.

Sensing trouble the college authorities informed the Bistupur police station after which they reached and controlled the situation. The students who are adamant to appear for their examination are now waiting for a response from the vice-chancellor.

�I am bound to abide by the rules laid by the university and not the students. The students do not qualify because we have calculated the attendance based on the number of classes.

We have even reduced the parameter to 65 percent but still they don’t qualify,” said S.S. Razi, principal, Jamshedpur Co-operative College.

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