Monday, September 18, 2017
The management of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies IIIT, Nuzvid has taken action against the 54 final year students who roughed up their juniors on the campus on August 29.
The Special Committee appointed recommended stern action against all the students involved in the incident and the Vice Chancellor V.Ramachander Raju has approved the committee’s report.
The IIIT had taken disciplinary action against so many students since its establishment in 2008. The committee headed by Administrative Officer Ramakanth has categorized the students depending on their involvement in the attack.
As many as fifteen students of the first and second categories were suspended for one year, 13 boys were suspended for two months i.e. for II and III mid-term examinations. In the fourth category, 24 senior students were expelled from classes for a month and two other students who were not directly involved in the incident were suspended for a week, said Director Veeranki Venkata Dasu. Six students who attacked and injured 13 juniors were debarred from the college. They were barred from attending the classes but could appear the examinations after one year. The second category of nine students would be allowed to attend classes after their suspension is completed.
The action comes with immediate effect. The committee’s report has been sent to the government and intimation has been given to the accused students as well as their parents.
It may be recalled that on August 29, senior students of the Electronics and Communication department, Civil, Mechanical and Computer Science Engineering branches entered the dormitories of the juniors and attacked them and acting at the behest of some college staff.