VTU Carry Over System: Students to go on Hunger StrikeIn Blog
It’s been about two months since initially the 100 student petitioners demanded against the VTU carry over system at the High Court here in Bangalore, Karnataka. With the judgement coming in favor of those 100 students who filed the petitioned, and no binding over the general rule of carry over system, several other students started filing similar petitions. The 100 students who had filed initially, got a hold on their judgement since there were more similar petitions at hand with the HC judges, so they would take a single decision binding all of them.
Several court sessions passed, initially giving some hope but later all the hopes of about 30,000 students studying in VTU affiliated colleges across Karnataka were crushed when a bench of judges dismissed the earlier decision of the single judge to provide supplementary exams for the students of first year to be able to enter the second year. This decision was made citing the reason that VTU is a large organization and conducting a supplementary examination at this point of time for over 30,000 students would be tedious. So that was the end of HC decision which came as a shock to all the students, several of which are unable to pursue current year due to having a backlog in single subject.
Finally, they have decided to take over the Vice Chancellor Maheshappa. Initially they planned to appeal Supreme Court, as was evident from discussions on Facebook groups and pages, which to me appears only a waste of time, again the sessions are going to be stretched, VTU will have reasons to defend, and the major point for them would be time. As the time is progressing and university is already at the middle of odd semester, they will have a strong excuse to not let this change implemented, at least for this year.
Looking at the SC appeal idea, it seems non-feasible, student have planned and decided to resort to a quicker method, which if successful, will hopefully allow them to pursue their current engineering year. They have decided to go on a hunger strike for 2 days on Thursday and Friday. They claim about receiving support from media and few politicians in their strike which will take place in Freedom Park, near Race Course Road in Bangalore. Students are angry over the VTU carry over System and want it to be abolished. Let’s see what their efforts bring out after the strike.
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