Concern over AEC students protest
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Sept 21: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has expressed concern over the State government’s indifferent attitude towards the protests launched by the students of the students of Assam Engineering College (AEC) against government decision to bring AEC under Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU).
The State government had earlier directed AEC to seek affiliation to Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU).
The students of AEC have been protesting against the government directive.
The students said ASTU was putting pressure on Assam Engineering College authorities for affiliation, a missive the college had ignored previously.
AEC is affiliated to Gauhati University and the government has now decided to change the affiliation to the newly established ASTU to bring all engineering colleges under one roof.
AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi in a statement has appealed the State government to resolve the stalemate through discussion.
“The State government must ensure the academic future of the students of Government engineering colleges. Government should resolve the issue through negation with further delay,” Gogoi said.