Students protest against BASE management

Students protest against BASE management

Students took to the streets on Friday against the Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) management after the students' union was dissolved on Thursday night.

The protest prompted the management to suspend four students, who were also part of the union. 

“Even after so many years, there are no permanent teachers here. Though we are completing our second year, there are only two teachers on the annual contract basis, and the rest is managed by the guest faculty,” a student told DH. 

"Instead of hiring teachers with economics background, the government has appointed officials, who are clueless about the subject. Every semester they change the examination system. To address all these issues, we had formed the students' union, which the management dissolved,” the student added. 

While students are admitted in the name of BASE, they get mark cards of Bangalore University. Students have demanded the mark cards under the BASE brand.

Anil Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary, Higher Education Department, said the issues would be resolved shortly. "We have got the statute approved by the Governor. Very shortly, our students will receive the marks cards under the BASE brand. The post of director has also been sanctioned. We are beginning the recruitment process and will find a suitable person with the appropriate background."