Dyal Singh College is again in news and unfortunately for all the bad reasons.From re naming of the evening shift to Vande Mataram College last year to the recent violence which erupted in college premises during election campaigning, the college has remained constantly in news.
Today,entry of students and teachers was banned inside the college to ensure a Governing Body meeting could take place which led to protests as hundreds of students came to attend college and a teacher being beaten up by the guards outside the college.
The series of event began when the newly elected Students Union President Rohan Awana’s Presidency was nullified by the Election Committee after it was discovered that he didn’t follow the code of conduct.Violence was also witnessed on the campus soon after this decision was taken.Rohan was given a chance by the Election Committee to present his case on the violations of election code of conduct.
After this decision was taken by the election committee,Amitabh Sinha,the Governing Body Chairman jumped into the matter.The decision taken by the college Principal Dr IS Bakshi was quashed and a Governing body meeting was called on 24th September 2018 to look into this matter and take a decision on Rohan Awana’s future as the President of Dyal Singh College’s Student Union.
Amitabh Sinha asked the college Principal to suspend all administrative and teaching work in the college on 24th September 2018 as a Governing Body meeting was scheduled to happen, this wasn’t acceptable to the college Principal as the meeting was to be held for a few hours and he didn’t agree to suspension of classes for a 2-3 hour long meeting.
Today as there was no holiday announced the students and teachers came to attend college as usual but were shocked to discover that their entry inside the college wasn’t allowed.Hundreds of students gathered outside the college campus to attend their classes and weren’t allowed entry by the security guards.Our sources tell us that private security was also called on the campus to prevent entry of teachers and students inside the college while the Governing Body meeting was going on.A student who was protesting outside the college told us that a male teacher was beaten by bouncers when he tried to open the gate.
A few hours back, we received a notice which stated that the current college Principal Dr IS Bakshi has been suspended and has been asked to handover the keys to Principal of Dyal Singh Evening College,Dr Pawan Kumar Sharma who will be taking charge of the Dyal Singh Morning College as well for the time being.Dr IS Bakshi has been accused of serious allegations of administrative and financial irregularities and the Governing Body will be launching an enquiry to the matter.