Published On : Wed, Aug 7th, 2013
Education / Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

Students expose RTMNU’s insensitive attitude by begging for change (coins) at Variety Square

The RTMNU students, frustrated at the University’s callous attitude towards its students, were forced to resort to the begging protest. The RTMNU creates a catch-22 situation for the students every year as its exam revaluation results are delayed beyond its own admission deadlines for the following year.  RTMNU charges its students Rs. 2340, while Delhi University charges only Rs. 100  per exam and JNU does not have any exam fee at all.

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The students of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) resorted to a unique protest against RTMNU on various crucial issues. The students begged for change (loose coins) from the passersby at the Variety Square. The begging protest must have and should have left the RTMNU authorities red-faced, embarrassed and utterly shameful.

According to sources, the RTMNU students, frustrated at the University’s callous attitude towards its students, were forced to resort to the begging protest. The RTMNU creates a catch-22 situation for the students every year as its exam revaluation results are delayed beyond its own admission deadlines for the following year.

Many students end up losing their Academic years having cleared all their examinations due to this serious flaw. The University has also increased its examination fees to unbearable heights, immorally turning it into a revenue source. RTMNU charges its students Rs. 2340, while Delhi University charges only Rs. 100  per exam and JNU does not have any exam fee at all. It is almost as if the University does not want the students to appear for exams by any means.

RTMNU also illogically charges the students the full fee to appear for supplementary exams instead of prorating it per-exam appeared for. Despite many appeals and submissions to Vice-Chancellor Vilas Sapkal and other officials on these issues by students, they have only received perfunctory assurances and things go on the same line as ever.
Students have therefore decided to escalate their agitation. Today’s protest was an expression of their disgust at the University’s attitude, said a student leader Dhiraj Agashe.