Delegation of six Congress MLAs serves deputation to Gour Banga Varsity VC

19 Jan 2019

A delegation of six Congress MLAs along with state president of Chhatra Parishad (CP), students’ wing of Congress demonstrated in front of the University of Gour Banga (UGB) and later served a deputation to the vice chancellor (VC) alleging discrepancies in results of examinations today.
Prof Swagata Sen, UGB VC had a prolonged discussion with the team of legislative members and assured them to take necessary action after looking into their grievances.
Isha Khan Choudhury of Sujapur, Asif Mehbub of Chanchal, Bhupendranath Haldaer of Malda, Mostaque Alam of Harischandrapur, Al Biruni Zulkarnine of Malatipur and Mottakin Alam of Manikchak along with state CP president Sourav Prasad started demonstrating in front of varsity gate from around 10.30 pm.
Saturday is holiday for UGB but the VC and other officials were present at the campus today. A section of teachers was present too.
Expressing strong annoyance with university affairs, the Congress leaders said that the conduction of examinations had been the biggest weakness of UGB.
“Examinations are not held in due time. Publications of results are often delayed and full of errors. The examinees are the worst victims of inefficiency on the part of the varsity. It is a pity that the varsity failed to overcome the practice in its 10 years,” said Al Biruni Zulkarnine, an MLA.
Prasad was sterner in his criticism. “We smell political influence behind the examination system prevalent in UGB. Many meritorious students are deprived being caught in internal politics of the varsity. We want an end of it,” he said.
Notably, the UGB authorities published results of undergraduate (honours) examinees in first week of January after 34 days of completion of examinations. As the percentage of success was noticeably reduced and many errors were alleged to have taken place,  the UGB authorities issued a notice within 24 hours announcing the results would be reviewed and revised results would be published shortly.
However, the revised results are yet to be published.
UGB campus was hit with a stir by students residing at hostel of the varsity from Thursday night to Friday afternoon. They alleged that superintendent of hostel asked them to drink water from river when they informed him scarcity of drinking water in boarding.
Even VC’s presence almost all night at the hostel and endeavour to provide them packaged drinking water too could not change the mind of the students.
Finally, the agitation was withdrawn with VC’s assurance to resolve the issues with team of engineers and officers.
The Congress delegation alluded to the hostel issue too and raised question as to why the construction of hostel within the varsity campus was being delayed.
Prof Sen, the VC said, “The discussion with the MLAs was held in a congenial environment. They have raised certain issues which would be looked into and addressed if found true.”
Meanwhile, questions are being asked by different quarters as to why normalcy and academic environment of UGB are being affected by numerous issues on different occasions regularly. (EOIPC)