The Telegraph
Tuesday , July 15 , 2014
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Varsity nod to change in exam centre

Aryabhatta Knowledge University has partially accepted the demand of Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology (MIT) students to change their examination centre.

According to the university’s order, the students would have to appear at Langat Singh College centre till July 17 after which the remaining papers would be conducted at a new examination centre — Muzaffarpur Polytechnic College.

Final-year BTech students of MIT were demanding the change of centre from Langat Singh College to somewhere else claiming that the centre lacks basic facilities like clean drinking water and fans in the examination hall. They had even boycotted their examination paper of the sixth semester on Saturday to register their protest.

However, college authorities denied the same and claimed that the students were pressing for the change because of strict invigilation at the examination centre.

District magistrate Anupam Kumar said: “I have got a call from U.K. Mishra, the vice-chancellor (VC) of Aryabhatta Knowledge University, and he has conceded the demand of the students with certain conditions. The VC has changed the examination centre from Langat Singh College to Muzaffarpur Polytechnic College. The MIT principal, Arun Kumar Nathani, and the examination controller, Sanjay Kumar Choudhary, met the VC and informed him the about situation.”

Nathani informed the VC that the examinees might go on a rampage at the engineering college if their demand was not fulfilled.

“Any teacher from MIT, Muzaffarpur Polytechnic College and Langat Singh College would not be made invigilator at the new centre. The papers of sixth semesters of BTech would be conducted under strict surveillance at Muzaffarpur Polytechnic College after July 17. The Aryabhatta Knowledge University has swung into action to screen the names of teachers for invigilation duty to conduct the examination in a peaceful and fair manner,” Nathani told The Telegraph.

Meanwhile, the principal of Muzaffarpur Polytechnic College, Anjani Kumar Mishra, sent a letter to district magistrate Anupam Kumar expressing inability to conduct the rest of the examinations in his institution. The principal cited space crunch as the reason for not been able to conduct the examination after July 17.

The students will have to appear for a paper each of civil, mechanical and electrical engineering after July 17.