TAMIL NADU

`Curb special fees for computer education in govt. colleges'

TIRUCHI JUNE 25. The Akhil Bharathiya Vidyarthi Parishad has urged the State Government to put an end to collection of special fees for computer education in government and aided colleges.

A resolution to this effect was adopted at the state executive committee meeting of the association held here yesterday. Many government and aided colleges collected special fees for computer education from students under duress. A majority of students in these colleges belonged to the economically weaker sections, and depended on government scholarships.

Moreover, many government colleges lack basic infrastructure and many post of teacher were lying vacant. Under these circumstances, it was not possible to impart computer education to all students.

Another resolution pleaded for appointment of Vice-Chancellor for the Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. The post was lying vacant for the past six months, and a number of students who had completed their course were unable to collect their degrees.

The students who planned to pursue their career abroad were the most affected.

Expressing concern at the inordinate delay in disbursement of scholarship to SC and ST, BC and MBC students, the meeting said scholarships were disbursed only at the fag end of the last academic year. Payment of scholarship at the beginning of every academic year should be ensured.

Another resolution demanded restoration of the free bus pass scheme.

The State vice-president, K. Pazhanikumar, the organising secretary, southern region, K.N. Raghunanthan and the state organiser, N. Sadagopan, spoke.

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