SRINAGAR: Classes at the National Institute of Technology here, which was in turmoil after clashes between local and non-local students over India’s loss in the WorldT20 semifinal match and police lathicharge on non-local students, will resume on April 25.
The institute has agreed on optional external evaluation of a recent examination, one of the demands of the agitating students.
NIT Srinagar Director Rajat Gupta and Human Resource Development Ministry officials held a meeting in the national capital on Tuesday. As per the minutes of the meeting, the Committee for Students Grievance Redressal, which has been constituted with two external members, will do the fact-finding on the incidents.The committee is likely to submit its report by May 15.
When the minor-1 examination was held between April 11-16,only local students and a handful of non-local students appeared in it while majority of outstation students missed the examination and returned to their homes to take a break. The students who missed the examination can appear in the new test from May 5-8.
The NIT administration has also decided that, if required, classes can also be conducted on Saturdays to compensate for the loss. All national festivals will be celebrated on the campus and demands relating to improved facilities in the hostels will be expeditiously looked into.
The Jammu & Kashmir government had ordered a time-bound magisterial investigation into the student unrest at the NIT.
govt dusts off Rs 250-cr smart class Scheme
New Delhi: NIT Srinagar will have “smart classes” where students get the best of teaching and lectures from professors across the country. Officials in the HRD Ministry said `250 crore had been earmarked for the project connecting 21 NITs but the amount was lying unspent. The recent incidents on the campus prodded the government to utilise the money. During a meeting with the outstation students of the institute, the ministry had assured that their genuine demands like better amenities and an improved academic atmosphere would be addressed. Out of the 31 NITs, the older 21 NITs have been selected to have the smart classes with state-of-art projectors and video conferencing facilities. The NITs have a total of 3,400 students. “Smart classes” offer several benefits for teachers as well as students.