Engg colleges to be locked out from today

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 3:

The Association of Engineering Students and the panel formed to seek trashing of affiliation of the Janankpur Engineering College from the Tribhuvan University are organising indefinite educational strike in all engineering colleges of the country from tomorrow. The closure of the colleges comes as a part of the protest programme announced by the students to press the TU to implement the three-point agreement reached between the TU and AES, a month ago. The students today locked out the offices of the campus chiefs of different engineering campuses in the valley.

Sanjeev Rokka, the general secretary of the AES said that the lock out was the result of the indifference shown by the TU officials about implementing the three-point agreement reached earlier. "All the preparation for the indefinite educational strike has ended and we will act according to our declared programme and if the concerned authority still does not listen to our say we will launch more protests," said Rokaha. Meanwhile, the TU executive council meeting held today to discuss the problem ended without making any progress. Mahendra Singh, rector of the TU said that the meeting would continue tomorrow would announce its decision then. The 32 engineering students of the Janakpur Engineering College have been seeking trashing of the TU affiliation awarded to the college claiming it lacked basic physical infrastructure for operation of regular classes, they have also demanded for placement of the students in other colleges.