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Boundary Wall of AEC Need of the Hour: AAEA

In order to restrict hostel boarders from leaving beyond a certain time, AAEA insisted for a walled residential campus.

Boundary Wall of AEC Need of the Hour: AAEA

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI:The Assam Engineering College's campus in the Jalukbari locality has to be properly defined and secured by a robust boundary wall, according to the All Assam Engineers' Association (AAEA). In addition to condoling the terrible loss of seven AECians in a late-night driving accident, the graduating engineers' forum asked that the region's first government engineering college have a walled residential campus so that hostel boarders cannot leave after the allotted evening hour.

“Lot of questions were raised when the fateful accident took place (killing seven and injuring six individuals including three students along with three others) on the security aspect of the college. Why the entrance gates to the college were not closed by the night hours was also raised by the guardians and common citizens. But in reality, the AEC campus is not isolated as it was a few decades back and it now supports a huge volume of residents who use the AEC gates round the clock,” said a statement issued by the AAEA.

A delegation from AAEA recently visited the campus and spoke with some of the residents of Hostel-7, where the seven victims were lodged, including its president Er Kailash Sarma, working president Er NJ Thakuria, and secretary Er Inamul Hye, all of whom, coincidentally, attended AEC thirty years ago. The delegation discussed the horrible situation with the authority along with other important subjects. The team unquestionably observed a deteriorating campus and an increase in the quantity of public and private vehicles utilising the AEC road.

The AEC officials have in the past requested from the State government the construction of a border wall to separate private dwellings from the college campus. The ASEB power office was nearby (on the National Highway), and it was suggested that construction start where the AEC guest house touched the LP school. It would go over Tetelia Road and past the main building's rear. Along with Hostel-3 and the PWD chock on the west, the wall would also encompass the Assam Police Radio Organisation office. Furthermore, it was recommended that the AEC authority purchase or seize private land on the campus for allotment.

“The college authority had already approached various offices of GMDA, GMC, DTE, Kamrup (metropolitan) district administration with others for taking the possible administrative, legal, and technical measures to protect the AEC by constructing the boundary wall. We support the demand for the enrichment of AEC, which was recently accredited by the National Board of Accreditation in five disciplines (Civil, Mech, Electrical, Chemical, and Electronic & Telecommunications). The accreditation has elevated the status of AEC to a global standard,” stated the forum.

Finally, it argued that for the sake of the students, the new RCC block of Hostel-7 (instead of the Assam-type construction), sanctioned in the year 2014–15, should be finished as soon as practicable.

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