Exam nod to 26 students
Siliguri, May 12: The SFI today called off its agitation at Siliguri Government Polytechnic College after the authorities agreed to allow 26 students to sit for the second semester exams. The authorities had earlier barred 37 students from taking the exams for their low-attendance.
“At a meeting today, it was decided that only 11 of them would not be allowed to appear for the exams as they did not qualify according to the West Bengal State Council of Technical Education rules,” said Sudip Roy Choudhury, the district general secretary of the SFI. It was also decided that the governing body of the college would meet every month.
Balurghat: Police on Monday seized all papers concerning the construction of an education centre by a local NGO here, a day after the floor of the building collapsed injuring three girls. Balurghat subdivisional officer Krishna Mardi said an investigation was on. The NGO has been accused of forcing the girls staying in its hostel to work at the construction site.
Silliguri: Siliguri College Students’ Union on Monday submitted a memorandum to the principal, Malay Karanjay, demanding “sympathetic” evaluation of the BA Part I physiology paper, the exam for which was held on April 16. The college had by mistake given students only three hours, instead of four, for the exam.
Siliguri: Dibyendu Das, the subdivisional officer-in-charge of Siliguri, has appealed to poultry traders here to stop selling chicken and eggs for the next 10 days to avoid the spread of the bird flu virus, which has been detected in a village more than 20km from the town. A target has been set to cull 18,000 chickens by Monday night.