TIRUCHY: Here is good news for the till-now-bewildered class XII students who have been running from pillar-to-post to get admission in the History Department of National College, Tiruchy (NCT), as its management has agreed to admit students for the BA History programme for this academic year.
In a press release, K Raghunathan, college secretary, said the management was pleased to inform that it will start admission to government-aided BA (History) programme for the academic year 2016-17, which was temporarily suspended for want of professors.
Overwhelmed by the response from the college management, B Sellappandi, one of the students who earlier submitted a petition to the Regional Joint Director of Collegiate Education (RJDCE) on the non-admission, said his efforts paid off. “I am really happy the college has agreed to admit us,” said Sellappandi.
The non-admission was because of lack of staff in the department and because the existing teachers cannot manage the new set of students, if admitted. So, the management temporarily suspended the History course admission. This caused a huge uproar among the members of the Association of University Teachers that many said was the same when the Philosophy Department was wound up in 2012, which the college said was owing to lack of students.