Malda College vs Gour Banga Varsity: College teachers unanimously reprimand acting COE’s remarks

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SOUMYA DE SARKAR
MALDA
20 Apr 2017

In an unusual move the teachers’ council of Malda College adopted a unanimous proposal scorning the officiating controller of examinations (COE) of the University of Gour Banga Sanatan Das for his alleged ‘misbehaviour and use of unparliamentarily phrases’ during a telephonic conversation with the college’s principal Uttam Sarkar recently. The teachers of Malda College, wherefrom the varsity commenced its journey 10 years back, would also take up the matter with vice chancellor Prof Gopalchandra Mishra during their proposed meeting with him on April 24.
“I felt hurt by the abusive words used by the COE when I called him to discuss some problems related to accommodating large number of Part II & III examinees in our college recently. I shared my disappointment with my colleagues who too felt upset and convened an emergency meeting of teachers’ council yesterday at 3 pm. However, following my busy schedule I attended the meeting only at the concluding moment,” Sarkar said.
Dilip Debnath, a teacher of chemistry department of Malda College and secretary of teachers’ council said, “The words used by the COE to our principal were undesirable. A teacher should not use such words while talking another senior teacher who is head of a premier college of the district. We adopted a unanimous proposal condemning the acting COE’s behaviour. We would meet the VC on April 24 and express our resentment to him also.”
Debnath also said that if necessary, a delegation from Malda College would meet the education minister Partha Chatterjee and Chancellor and Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to convey their grievances.
Das, the acting COE, however, did not find any logic in enlarging a trivial issue. “Who would condemn the principal’s behaviour with me? The principal cl;aimed that he had recorded the conversation. If that is brought in public, the truth would be revealed.”
Das also advised the teachers of Malda College to concentrate more on holding the upcoming examinations properly than indulging in such apparently ‘eye-catching activities.’