Students urge Angrau Vice-Chancellor to take steps to improve amenities in the college. Discussions were held with the institute management twice, but in vain.

B.Tech Food Technology students of Angrau, who have been agitating for the last two days on the college campus demanding solution to their problems, continued dharna for the third day on Friday.

More than 200 students staged a sit-in in front of the institute, alleging poor amenities in labs, classrooms, hostels and library and lack of transportation. Though the issues were brought to the notice of head of the institution several times, no steps have been taken to improve the amenities, they alleged.

“About 100 girl students and boys staged dharna till late in the night on Thursday. Associate Dean B. John Wesley who was in office till 8.30 p.m. did not respond to our problems. We request Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University (Angrau) Vice-Chancellor to look into the matter,” said a first-year student Ali Shahzad of Kerala.

Fasts

“We observed day-long fasts on Thursday and organised the protest. Our parents are much worried about the poor facilities on campus and on the tense situation here. But, the college management was least bothered about the students’ health or future. We request Governor and Chancellor E.S.L. Narasimhan to enquire into the problems and do justice,” said R. Krishnaveni, a third-year student.

Discussions were held with the institute management twice, but in vain. The agitation will continue until the problems were solved, said the students and threatened to intensify the strike, if the management did not respond to the long-pending problems immediately.