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Students protesting against 'transparent admission', claims Charuchandra College principal

Kolkata: Principal of Charuchandra College Satrajit Ghosh claimed on Thursday that some students are staging protests as they are dissatisfied with the transparency in the admission process that was followed this year.
"Last year, more students were admitted than the earmarked seats in a couple of subjects. But this year we have followed online admission mode and the total process has been very transparent. This has angered some of the students," Ghosh said.
He claimed that the decision of keeping the college closed on Wednesday was taken for the sake of safety of teaching and non teaching staff.
However, it may be mentioned that the intervention from the Education department including minister Partha Chatterjee led to the opening of the college in the late afternoon.
Classes resumed on Thursday but students' attendance was extremely low. There was deployment of police at the college gate to prevent any untoward incident.
It may be mentioned that the principal of the college was ghearoed by the college union students for nearly eight hours on Tuesday.
The students were protesting against the removal of a security guard, recruited by a private agency over which the college had no control.
It was alleged that students abused the teachers and non-teaching staff, despite the college authorities appealing to the protestors that authorities hardly had any control over these recruitments.
The students allegedly refused to lift the gherao of the principal. A teacher and a non-teaching staff were allegedly manhandled when they tried to pacify the students.

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