Thiruvananthapuram

University College unduly targeted, says Principal

University College campus in Thiruvananthapuram.

University College campus in Thiruvananthapuram.   | Photo Credit: S. Gopakumar

‘Academics not affected in any way’

The ongoing campaign that targeted University College was motivated by political interests, college Principal in-charge G. Santhosh Kumar alleged.

“There are claims that were grossly exaggerated to further the political agenda of a certain quarter. Such campaigns were quite natural on campuses that witnessed a massive influence for a particular student organisation. However, propagating falsehoods at the expense of an institution that has contributed much for the country is unjustifiable,” Prof. Kumar said.

While political activism in the college has never been unruly, the head of the institution said that recent set of events prompted steps for improvement. “We have had a word with the college union and have asked them to rectify any shortcomings in their style of functioning,” he added.

Prof. Kumar added that campus politics had no effect on the college’s academic performance over the years. The institution had produced numerous university toppers. Besides, the admission last rank details stood testimony that there was immense demand for their courses.

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