KOKRAJHAR, Dec 8: The students of Central Institute of Technology (CIT) situated at Balajan Tiniali in Kokrajhar today staged a protest demonstration in front of the institute demanding introduction of B Tech course. The students also locked the institute and barred the staff from holding office and classes. The stir of the students is continuing as the irate students again staged another demonstration today.
The first, second and third year students too joined the protest and refused to sit in the ongoing semester end term examination. The students with placards in their hands staged dharna in front of the institute demanding explanation from the authority on introduction of B Tech course as promised by the authority concerned. The students accused the authority of playing with their future by keeping them in dark about the course. “We joined the CIT for getting better education but look what they have been doing. They assured us of starting the B Tech course from this academic session, but it is yet a distant dream,” said the angry students.
There were 49 students in the first batch. Though some of the students are now studying B Tech in different private institutes outside, around 30 students stayed back with the hope of taking admission in the institute.
Interestingly, the principal is drawing the salary of the post of director.
Established in 2006, currently CIT offers diploma courses in Computer Science Engineering (CSE), Control and Instrumentation (CAI), Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) and Food Processing Technology (FPT). It also offers integrated degree in engineering at diploma, degree and PG levels through a three-cycle modular structure. The B tech course was to be start from October this year. THE SENTINEL