GB Pant Engineering College students call off protest – education
Students from GB Pant Engineering College, protesting against the institute’s non-inclusion in IP University admissions counseling here, canceled their protest on Tuesday, claiming that Delhi Deputy Governor Anil Baijal had told them assured that he would intervene in the matter. .
The students protested for the past nine days outside Vikas Bhawan over the issue and this included a five-day hunger strike by five of them.
In a joint statement, the students said a three-member delegation of student activists called the lieutenant governor.
Deputy Governor Baijal “after hearing complaints from protesting students in a 20-minute meeting, promised to discuss the matter with the Delhi chief minister and give the necessary directions to the Delhi secretary of education to resolve the issue quickly,” they said. in the statement.
“The nine-day sit-in outside Vikas Bhawan by GB Pant Engineering College students against the non-inclusion of the educational institute in the counseling process for admission this year by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has concluded today after the guarantee from the Deputy Governor of Delhi, ”the statement said.
In March last year, the Delhi Cabinet approved the construction of an integrated campus of the GB Pant College of Engineering and Polytechnics at the Okhla Industrial Estate at an estimated cost of more than 520 million rupees.
However, there has been no official word on not including the university in the admissions counseling process, apart from the announcement of plans to make it part of the Delhi Skills University, which has yet to be established.
The students in their statement also indicated that “after the meeting with the lieutenant governor and at his request, the protest committee decided unanimously in favor of ending the nine-day protest that had been running non-stop since November 2.”
“The protesting students resolved to remain vigilant to ensure compliance with their demands. The future course of action will continue to depend on the implementation of the necessary steps to safeguard affordable higher education in the national capital, ”the statement said.