Ambedkar School of Economics students clash over lack of faculty, question dissolving student council
Students of Dr BR Ambedkar School of Economics have gone on protest demanding regular faculty, hostel facilities, and re-constitution of the student council
Bengaluru: The students of Dr BR Ambedkar School of Economics have been on strike demanding regular faculty members since Thursday. The students also alleged that the institution that was started with an aim to be at par with London School of Economics is playing with their future by targeting them for raising issues of concern.
"There was no hostel facility, despite the Siddaramaiah government stressing on making it a full-fledged campus. We are housed at Jnanabharathi campus and are affiliated with Bengaluru University. We have been demanding for hostel facilities and regular faculty but the authorities are least bothered," said a student.
On February 6, the governing body comprising Sudha Murthy, Montek Singh Ahluwalia and others chaired a meeting for development and asked for suggestions by the student council, following which it dawned on authorities that a student council needs to be formed. The council became a medium through which a few students aired their concerns. The student council put forth complaints only to have their council allegedly dissolved.
CEO MB Byaberi, Dr BR Amberkar School of Economics defended the administration and said the institution is new as it started functioning from April 2018 and said that they will soon add regular faculty members.
"The students are making baseless allegations, we have not dissolved any council, nor we have targeted any students. Director of Dr BR Ambedkar School of Economics, M Lakshminarayana has been apprised of the matter and he will address the students on Saturday,"
The campus has 95 students and will soon gain autonomous status.