: The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leadership has decided to admit Nirmal Madhav — the engineering student who was forced to leave Government Engineering College, Kozhikode, following a prolonged and violent protest by the Students Federation of India — at the Malabar College of Engineering and Technology, Desamangalam, Thrissur.

The party leadership could not take a decision when Chief Minister Oommen Chandy requested it to admit Mr. Madhav to M.E.A. Engineering College, Pattikkad, a college managed by the Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama.

Decision left to Thangal

The M.E.A. Engineering College managing committee had left it to IUML State president Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal to take a decision on Mr. Madhav's admission.

‘No vacant seat'

In a statement here on Sunday, Mr. Thangal said Mr. Madhav could not be admitted to M.E.A. Engineering College as there was no vacant seat in the B.Tech. mechanical stream, for which he was seeking admission.

Mr. Thangal said Mr. Madhav would be given admission at Malabar College of Engineering and Technology, Desamangalam, a college managed by IUML leaders.

‘Student willing'

Mr. Thangal said he had spoken to Mr. Madhav and his father and they were willing to accept the offer of admission.

He said Malabar College chairman K.S. Hamza had agreed not only to admit Mr. Madhav but also to provide him all facilities.