Last June, the application procedure was overhauled and centralised again, but the Dean Students’ Welfare office was ill equipped to deal with the change.

Overbearing in approach, the office attracted criticism of teachers, parents and students alike. Things came to a head on especially on a hot-and-humid afternoon when worried parents and their children with valid enquires that could be addressed only by the students’ welfare office were made to wait for close to three hours outside the locked doors.

Several students followed by some parents broke into the office by pushing through the gates, went right inside and shattered the glass doors beyond which the Dean’s office lies. Dean J. M. Khurana then reacted by asking the police, who had been summoned by then, to arrest some hapless parents and by-standers.

Last year many students, parents broke into the Dean Students’ Welfare office. The Dean summoned the cops