NIT students want to quit campus

NIT students want to quit campus

NIT students want to quit campus

 Latest unrest in the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar, has prompted many of the outstation students consider discontinuing their study at the institute and start afresh taking admission at some other engineering college outside the Jammu and Kashmir.

Plans to move out of the institute began gaining strength among students, especially those in the first year of their undergraduate programme, after the HRD Minister Smriti Irani categorically rejected their demand for shifting of all outstation students from the valley to any other NIT in the country on Wednesday.

The students, who have been here for last three days demanding their shifting from the NIT-Srinagar in wake of violent clashes and police lathi-charge on the campus, staged an agitation at Jantar Mantar on Friday.

Negotiations between the students and the HRD Ministry, however, continued as a faction of the 1500-odd group of outstation students, cajoled by AVBP leaders, were ready to discuss with top ministry officials on "alternative ways" to restore peace and security of the students in the institute.

“Many of us do not want to go back there (NIT-Srinagar) because we are sensing a constant threat to our life. My father is frequently calling me over phone and asking me to come back home. He says it is now pointless to study in that institute. He wants me prepare for entrance test once again and take admission to some other institute,” one of the students told Deccan Herald.

About 150 of the over 600 students of first year in the NIT-Srinagar had applied for joint entrance examination, Main, this year, with a plan to move out from the valley and take admission in “any other institute”.

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