Coimbatore: Vice-Chancellor of Anna University R. Radhakrishnan has declared that the university would attend to all the grievances of the students of the University Department and the affiliated colleges whenever any problem is brought to his notice.
In a rejoinder to the report published on March 21 (“AU students aggrieved over lack of infrastructure”) regarding the Jothipuram campus of the university, the Registrar of the university, S. Palaniswami, said the academic campus was functioning at Jopthipuram from August 2008.
“Within the last six months, the infrastructure created, the academic ambience set in the campus, is beyond anyone’s imagination that can occur in Government Sector”.
He pointed out that on March 19, ‘The Hindu’ itself carried on page 2, a feature on the relocatable lattice structure of library and auditorium, state of art, the first of its kind in India, which will be ready by April 2009. “The university is poised to set international standards in academics as well as in establishing infrastructure”.
“Further the Vice-Chancellor states that after verification from the students, that on the academics as well as administration and from hostel authorities no complaints\ grievances have been given by any student in the campus in writing or orally”.
However, with regard to the hostel, the rejoinder said that still the rooms were vacant and “the students are not occupying because they want to stay in groups. They are free to stay outside also. The university is not forcing the students to stay in hostel. No student has been permitted to take classes; only faculty and industry persons or visiting faculties are handling classes.”
“We will be happy if the complaint received from the students is forwarded to the university to redress their grievances and as such no action will be taken by the university based on the report (of ‘The Hindu’) since no complaint is received by the university.”