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CIT students stage dhar against irregular power supply in hostels

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, September 17: The students of Central Institute of Technology (CIT), Kokrajhar on Thursday staged a dhar in front of the institute and refused to sit in the mid-term examition in protest against the irregular supply of electricity in the hostels since the last two days.

Hundreds of students carrying placards and shouting slogans staged the sit-in at the main entrance and did not allow the faculty members to enter the institute. The exam was to start from 10 am today but was cancelled after the students refused to sit for the exam. The students stated that since there was no electricity since Tuesday, there were shortage of water in the two hostels- Sujit rzary and Sikh Jwhwlao – leaving them helpless, besides they could not prepare for the exam. The students said that though they complained to the authority concerned, no steps were taken to address the problems of the students. The electricity was restored only last evening.

Neither the Institute Officiating Director Debkumar Chakraborty nor the Registrar Chaitali Brahma (she was said to be out of station for official work) and the interl academic committee member secretary Anjalu Albis Basumatary, examition superintendent Jibon Krish Kaklary were present today, much to the anger of the students.

A senior faculty member said they had informed the Director about the plight of the students and their demands but the Director allegedly refused to come and talk to the students, making the situation more critical.

The institute authority said the electricity supply was disrupted for a day due to shifting work of the generators attached to the two hostels but restored by 5 pm on Wednesday.

The other demands of the students include permanent Directorate, proper functioning of training and placement cell and quality food.

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