CHENNAI: A section of the teaching faculty of Pachaiyappa College staged a protest on Friday demanding the resignation of Pachaiyappa Trust president S Jayachandran.
Holding him responsible for the sorry state of affairs in the college, the professors and lecturers belonging to the Association of University Teachers alleged that the current head of the trust, which runs six colleges in the State, was not interested in promoting the welfare of the college and was only “money-minded”.
“This is a public trust and not a trust of a private family. It was meant for the welfare of the downtrodden people. But except making appointments of teachers with extraneous considerations, the current management has not done anything for the welfare of the college students and teachers,” said one of the protesting lecturer.
The teachers said there are not even proper toilets in the college and female teachers had to put up with extreme hardships even to attend nature’s call.
“For example, Pachaiyappa College, which is over a century old, does not have even a single new building added to it for last several decades. Things are getting worse under the current president who was elected last September,” said another professor.
The teachers also alleged that the principal of the college was verbally abused by Jayachandran, which sparked the protests.
They appealed the Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to intervene for the betterment of the trust and benefit of the students.