Appointment row: SFI ends protest in Kerala Varma College; Higher education dept to intervene

Reportedly, classes will be taken by research students until a final decision is taken at a higher level. The SFI protests in the college were withdrawn following the meeting. 

SFI protest | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thrissur: The higher education department will intervene to resolve the row over the appointment of a guest lecture at Sree Kerala Varma College. According to reports, the department will finalise the decision on the political science guest lecture appointment.

A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting led by the Cochin devaswom board here on Monday. Following this, the SFI activists have withdrawn their protest against the appointment.

Reportedly, research students will take the classes until a final decision is taken at the higher level.

The interview for the post of guest lecturer in the department of political science took place on May 28. However, the rank list was not published till November.

Meanwhile, the first rank holder joined as a lecturer at Palakkad Mercy College. It is alleged that the head of the department pressurised the first rank holder to give the appointment to SFI leader AE Ajith who secured the second rank.

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