VISAKHAPATNAM: Students of Andhra university Integrated courses, who are holding an agitation against the extention of the course,
found an unlikely supporter in MLC MVS Sarma, when he accompanied them to stage a protest in front of the principal’s office on the AU Engineering College campus here Wednesday.
On the occasion, Sarma said that the decision of the AU senate to extend the five-year Integrated courses to six years was unfortunate. “But in the case of students, the officials failed in placing them in campus recruitments,” he said, adding, “Just as engineering students, those pursuing the integrated courses must benefit from campus placements.” He also said that he would take up the matter with the Education minister and higher officials.
The students have been staging protests for the last 10 days. Even on Monday, the students in large numbers, protested before the Administrative Office.
The students expressed concerns that they were not having a good future with the integrated courses like engineering and that they are not getting selected in campus recruitments. On the issue, AU vice- chancellor GSN Raju conducted an interaction meet with the students and told them not to believe in rumours and said that there was no reason to worry.