Protest management’s apathy in addressing their issues

Sit-in strike by the students of Sardar Vallabhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management has entered the second day on Tuesday.

Students had served a strike notice on the management, which said that despite repeated representations, issues concerning their future and career have not been addressed by the management.

A section of the students on strike told The Hindu on Tuesday that the approval of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) in (Textile) and (Apparels) has not been renewed for the current academic year. Similarly, AICTE recognition had not been obtained for PGDM (Retail), a course introduced in 2011.

Students pursuing second year MBA Textiles, offered in association with IGNOU, have not received their mark sheets. In addition, first year students of MBA (Textiles) have not received their hall tickets and register number even after payment of examination fee.

Management has no certificate to prove that they had registered with the IGNOU and 61 students of the batch were unable to take their examinations, students said.

Students also had their share of grievance relating to infrastructure and basic amenities in the hostel for the boys and girls.

Meanwhile, Management sources clarified that they had already moved the court in connection with the delay in according recognition for some of the courses.

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