200 seats in engg lying vacant in JU
Kolkata: Around 200 seats in engineering and computer science in prestigious Jadavpur University, which has been rocked by protests in the recent past, are lying vacant, officials said today. After the end of counselling, around 200 seats are still lying vacant.
State Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said if the state-run varsity comes to the department seeking permission for open counselling to fill up seats, they will do it.
"We don't want them to compromise with talent but we also want the seats to be filled up," the minister said. Jadavpur University has been in news for wrong reasons in the past. Earlier this year, it's VC Suranjan Das was gheraoed for three days over holding of student union elections.
In 2014, his predecessor Abhijit Chakrabarti was gheraoed over demand for a fresh probe panel in an alleged sexual harassment of a girl student. Fearing threat to life, he called police inside the campus which created a huge furore and Chakrabarti was forced to resign.