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Students File FIR Against Owner Of Baliadanga Sarif B Ed College

2015-05-15 23:59


Baliadanga Sarif B Ed College

Santipur, May 15: 30 students of Baliadanga Sarif B Ed College in Nadia’s Santipur, who accused its owner for charging money under different heads in excess of course fee, have lodge a police complaint against him on Friday.

The students on Friday lodged specific complaint against college owner cum secretary Sarifuddin Mandal for ‘Cheating by taking excess money’ and for ‘intimidation’.

This is for the first time students lodged a complaint against any private B Ed college authority allegedly for forcing the students to pay excess money in violation of existing norms of KalyaniUniversity.

In the complaint, the students have written: “College secretary Sarifuddin Mandal threatening to make us in-eligible to appear in the examination showing insufficient attendance unless we agree to pay the examination fee of Rs 18500. He has been blackmailing us threatening to delete our attendance so that we could not appear in the examination”

A police officer of Santipur police station said: “We have received a complaint and the matter is being looked into”.

Vice chancellor of KalyaniUniversity professor Rattanlal Hangloo has welcomed the decision of the students to lodge police complaint against the errant college authority.

“It is a good step. The University has little control over the private B Ed colleges. Despite our best effort, many colleges have been in practice of taking excess money. We have received around one hundred complaint from victimized students of many colleges of Nadia and Murshidabad district, who have been forced to pay extra money”, Hangloo said.

Considering the magnitude of the fresh controversy and allegations surfaced up against the private colleges, the vice chancellor on Friday held an emvergeny meeting and constituted a four-member committee headed by Dean of arts faculty professor Goutam Pal to conduct an inqury into the matter.

Vice chancellor professor Hangloo said: “Professor Goutam Pal, professor Debaprasad Sikdar, professor Sumit Mukherjee and professor Subhalakshmi Nandi have been asked to conduct the probe into the allegations and to recommend steps to contain corruption and malpractices by the private B Ed colleges. We have received similar complaints of taking excess money against around a dozen of colleges of Nadia and Murshidabad. The committee will investigate the allegations and submit its findings to the varsity for further action within ten days”.

The University meanwhile has asked the newly formed Directorate of College development council to look into the anomalies being done by the private B Ed  colleges.

“The Dreictorate of the college development council is a body that looks after development and promotion of colleges. I have asked its Director to recommend action so that a conducive atmosphere free of corruption can be developed in colleges under the University for sake of the students”, the vice chancellor added.

The victimized students said: “It is a good step by the University definitely, but it should ensure that we are allowed to appear in the examination. We hope that the inquiry committee would look into this aspect, which involves with our future”.

Meanwhile, owner cum secretary of the college Sarifuddin Mandal said: “I once again reiterate that the allegations are baseless and done with vested interest to malign me. It is true that Rupees fifty thousand as stipulated by the university is quite an insufficient amount to run a self financed B ed course, nevertheless, I never indulge any malpractice and taken excess money. I am ready to face any inquiry

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