SSM’s MBA students on strike
BLAME ADMN FOR ‘ILLEGAL ADMISSIONS’
Srinagar, Apr 4: The Master in Business Administration students of Sir Syed Memorial College of Engineering, Parihaspora have been on strike for the past 15-days to protest the alleged illegal admission process.
According to them, for the first time, the college admitted 30 students for the management course last year. “But the Kashmir University is refusing to accept the students saying the admission process adapted by SSM was illegal,” they said.
The students said they were admitted on the basis of their graduation marks without the mandatory entrance.
“All the seats were filled in one go and we were asked to submit original documents and the fees for the first year in the college,” they said.
The admission row has perturbed the students who accuse the college of putting their careers at stake after getting Rs 45, 000 from each one of them.
“We have been betrayed by the administration. If they didn’t have approval to start the course, they shouldn’t have admitted students,” said a student.
The students said they were denied original documents and fee refund. “We are being told certificates would not be returned unless we don’t pay full fee of Rs 1 lakh for 2-years. The college is not even giving back us the photocopies of our documents. In addition, we are being harassed by the authorities for publicizing the issue.”
The Kashmir University authorities, however, hold students and college management responsible for the issue.
Dean Academics, A R Yousuf, said the KU had twice notified that the admission process in SSM was “completely illegal and the varsity had nothing to do with it.”
“We had mentioned that students and the college would themselves be responsible for their career,” he said, adding the case was in the court.
According to the college Principal, Prof N A Shah, the university had rescinded the communiqué wherein it had termed the admissions illegal and had asked the SSM to return the examination forms of the candidate. “The university has asked us to give the examination forms to proceed ahead in the matter in accordance with the law,” he said while quoting a letter from the KU. He said the college had the approval of AICTE and KU for conducting the course.
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