The students of Nehu’s School of Technology have urged vice-chancellor Pramod Tandon to deploy either paramilitary forces or state police instead of private security guards to plug security holes on the campus. They, however, blamed the Nehu administration for the recent ruckus.
In a statement issued here, the students said there was a major security breach on Wednesday when KSU volunteers barged into the campus to stop the BTech examination in protest against holding the test on a state holiday.
The KSU felt slighted as the examination was being held on the death anniversary of Jaintia freedom fighter U Kiang Nongbah. The day is observed as an official holiday in Meghalaya.
Agreeing with the KSU that holding the BTech fifth semester test on a holiday had hurt the sentiments of the people, the students said the Nehu administration, including the vice-chancellor, had to take the blame for the ruckus.
There was a lack of foresightedness on the part of the Nehu authorities that led to untoward incidents inside the examination halls, the students alleged.