NIT calm, several demands of outstation students met

April 10:Peace returned to NIT here today as its authorities met several demands of the outstation students, like relaxation on their movement and celebrating of festivals, in a bid to defuse the tension that has been prevailing on the campus for over 10 days, officials said.
However, the demand for shifting the institute out of Kashmir has been rejected.
“We have issued formal orders for the implementation of many of the demands raised by the students during their meeting with the team of MHRD (Ministry of HRD) and Chairman, Board of Governors of NIT Srinagar,” Registrar, NIT Srinagar, Fayaz Ahmad Mir told PTI today.
He said the accepted demands include abolishing the pass system for students’ movement which the students had termed as “restrictive”.
“Girl students have complained that the timing of their movement to and from hostels has been restrictive. They also complained about prevailing pass system, which is a hindrance for them,” he said, adding it has been decided that the pass system be immediately removed.
“The timing of moving to and from hostels be relaxed, for which a detailed notice has been issued by the administration,” reads an order issued by the Registrar.
The NIT administration has also decided that students will not need to obtain permission to celebrate festivals at the campus.
The administration of the institute has also taken note of other complaints related to mess, cleanliness, geyser, inadequately equipped laboratories, classrooms, rude behavior of staff and alleged discrimination in evaluation put forth by the students in their meeting with MHRD team.
“The issues will be placed in the meeting of Board of Governors, which is scheduled on April 11 and a time-bound action will be taken under supervision of the Board,” the order said.

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