AIT students to continue protest

The students have been on strike for the last three and have boycotted their classes. Nearly 3,000 students have expressed their anger and discontent over the management of the college hostel.

With demands like - expulsion of hostel warden and dean of Computer Science department, Siddaraju, who has been alleged to be the reason behind Prasad’s suicide, the AIT students are set to continue their protest.

Warden suspended

An official from AIT said, as per the demands set by the students, hostel warden Siddarju has been suspended from the post.

“AIT is a Government-aided college and hence, has to follow rules and regulations laid down by the Government. The college management was able to suspend the warden on priority basis but expulsion from the dean’s post can be done only by the Government,” the official added. Though the college management had offered the students to chose a retired judge to conduct preliminary investigations, the students had declined.

The official further said, “A committee headed by a retired judge has to be constituted to conduct an inquiry into the matter. Based on the findings, appropriate action will be taken by the management.”

Compensation

On compensation to be given to the deceased student’s family, a meeting will be held by the principal and board members in a few days, he said.

The college has appointed a new warden and an assistant warden. It has also decided to tie up with a nearby hospital for medical assistance and a vehicle will be stationed at the college premises during emergency.

Meanwhile, the last date for the payment of examination fee was on Tuesday and many students had not bothered the pay the fees, due to the strike.

With examinations around the corner, the management has decided to conduct extra
classes for the benefit of the students on Sundays to make up for the loss.

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