Sensing that JNTU (K) will windup B.Tech (Metallurgy) at JNTU College of Engineering here, students, who are protesting for the last couple of days, garnered support of a few NSUI office-bearers on Wednesday and “ghearaoed” university Registrar G.V.R. Prasad Raju and Director (Placements) N. Appa Rao in the corridor of the college for some time.
The incident occurred after the college principal P. Uday Bhaskar refused to answer the NSUI leaders and asked them to leave the campus.
The Registrar has called for a meeting of metallurgy students and parents to discuss the issue threadbare.
The meeting began once again in the evening after the students’ union leaders left the campus.
Registrar Raju, principal Bhaskar and placement director Appa Rao made them clear that the issue whether to close or continue the course depends on the decision of monitoring development committee. However, they assured the agitating students and parents that the problem would be put before Vice-Chancellor of JNTU (K) at a convenient date. The students, who are now in second year, feel that winding up of the course will deprive them of laboratory facility.
An official of the college told this correspondent over phone that it was only their assumption because no such situation would arise in the near future. The talks with students and parents are still on.