Vivekananda College teachers apologise before V-C Marjit
Ten teachers of Vivekananda College for Women in Barisha led by its principal on Tuesday met the vice-chancellor of Calcutta University Sugata Marjit in his chamber and apologised for the incident.
They also told Marjit about steps the college had taken against the errant students. Marjit had gone to attend a function of the college when some students heckled him on April 5.
The students who failed in the internal examination demanded permission to fill up the form for university examination. However, the college authorities refused to accept their proposal.
When the vice-chancellor was leaving the college, some students along with an outsider sat in front of his car and shouted slogans pressing their demands.
Marjit came out of the vehicle and tried to pacify them. Meanwhile, a student pushed him and argued with him.
After he left, the college authorities deciphered the CCTV footage and identified those who had created the trouble.
The governing body of the college met and decided that nine 2nd year student would be suspended for one year. Seventy seven girls who were involved in the agitation would submit written apology. The college authorities have lodged an FIR against an outsider at Behala police station.
The outsider who is a student entered the college by impersonating as a close aide of Mamata Banerjee.
He had instigated the students against the college authorities and sat in front of Marjit’s car.
The college authorities said action had been taken against the errant students as they had created a bad precedent of showing disrespect to the V-C who was a guest.
The governing body of the college was unanimous in suspending nine students for one year.
At a time when teachers are becoming “soft” towards the students and forgiving their “errors” the bold decision by the college authorities to establish discipline has been appreciated by the teaching community.