'Rains': Students demand holiday, miss classes

'Rains': Students demand holiday, miss classes


It all happened when a group of students walked out of the class after the first period and gathered in the campus demanding holiday for the college citing rains as the reason.
“The newspapers have carried news that the colleges have been declared holiday. Hence, we want holidays,” they demanded.

However, College Principal Rev Fr Swebert D’Silva and Registrar Prof A M Narahari refused to grant holiday as it was not raining.

As more number of students gathered in the campus, the College authorties asked students to go to classes. Later, the police arrived, closed the gates and dispersed the students to prevent any untoward incidents.

No holiday

When contacted, Additional DC Prabhakar Sharma told Deccan Herald that the district administration has not declared holiday for any college. But it has asked the Joint Director (Collegiate Education) to take a decision depending on the situation.
When contacted, the Joint Director too said that he has not declared holiday to any college.

“The authorities concerned has to be very careful while declaring holidays for colleges and varsities as holidays can change the entire schedule of a semester system,” Prof Narahari said and clarified that the holiday was not declared because most of the College students live in and around the City. On the other hand, it was not raining in the morning.

“Though a few students skipped their classes, more than 70 per cent students attended the classes,” the Principal said.

Earlier in the day, rumours made the rounds that police resorted to lathicharge in the campus. 

However, it was later learnt that the ‘news’ was spread by some rumourmongers.

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