Students of Government College Sundargarh demand appointment to the vacant faculty posts

October 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm Leave a comment

Following report is from expressbuzz.com:

ROURKELA: Normal life in Sundargarh town was disrupted when government offices reported thin attendance and business establishments downed their shutters today in solidarity with the agitating students of Sundargarh Government College.

The students have been demanding appointment to the vacant faculty posts.

Backed by the Congress’ student wing, the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), the bandh with tacit support from various political outfits and organisations including the local bar association evoked spontaneous response from commercial establishments, banks and educational institutions.

The picketing parties of the students also effected closure of state government offices.

The beleaguered students of the college joined hands with NSUI, as academic performance of the college over the years touched a new low due to lack of lecturers.

Stung by the stir, the Sundargarh district administration assured the agitators to take up the matter with the government for urgent action. However, the Sundargarh unit NSUI president Ajay Amat threatened to lock the college if the government persists with its dilly-dallying attitude.

Meanwhile, the indefinite hunger strike launched by five students, Hemanta Padhi, BR Panda, Umesh Sharma, Amit Roshan Lakra and Sashikant Purohit, in front of the college, entered second day today.

Sources said of the total 51 sanctioned posts, 32 lecturers’ posts including that of the principal are lying vacant.

The botany department is being run by a single lecturer, while the approved staff strength is five. Similarly, for chemistry there is only one lecturer, while five posts are lying vacant.

 The situation is the same for most departments of the college, sources added.

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Entry filed under: Government and aided colleges, Govt. College, Sundargarh, Higher Education Zone, Region watch, Sundargarh-Rourkela-Panposh-Bonai, Sundergarh.

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