SGSITS students protest withholding of results
According to a news report in Times of India, Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS), Indore students, who had failed to clear exams in their earlier attempts, have gone on an indefinite strike. Earlier the students had protested against withholding their results.
The college authorities have witheld their results as these undergraduate students have spent more than seven years in the campus, exceeding their academic period to complete the engineering degree course. As per the guidelines of the Higher Education Department of Madhya Pradesh state , students who fail to clear all papers or examinations in seven years will be deemed unfit for technical education and they cannot continue in any engineering college in the state. The rules were in effect since July 2008.
The SGSITS authorities have consulted the vice-chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), Bhopal to take further decision in the matter. However, briefing the students about his talks with the vice-chancellor, director of SGSITS, S S Bhadoria expressed his inability in declaring the results as RGPV will now take the final call on declaration of the results.
The students said the results should be declared as the Higher Education ruling does not apply on students of SGITS, which is an autonomous institute.
The students are also waiting for a reply from the Governor to their memorandum.