Engineering students to protest

KATHMANDU: The students associated with Private Engineering College Struggle Committee (PECSC) affiliated with Nepal Students Union (NSU) have warned of a severe protest against the colleges if the college management failed to meet their demands.

Talking to The Himalayan Times, Robert Khanal coordinator of PECSC said that the colleges were yet to fulfill their earlier commitments.

"Six months earlier the colleges associated with the Association of Engineering College Of Nepal (AECON) had agreed to solve the internal problems of students through discussions with the students' council and students association," he said.

"Similarly, we had also agreed to find solutions regarding the management of 10 percent scholarship through workshops which could not happen," he added.

Their other demands include fixing students' tuition and other fees by listing out some parameters through discussions and permission to establish students' unions in various colleges.

Since the colleges ignored both the15-day and 3-day ultimatums, students padlocked the gates of their colleges on May 17. They hoisted black flags on the college gates from June 3rd when other forms of protest failed to pressurise the colleges.

The colleges are yet to fix the parameters to define the fee structure. The colleges have been collecting Rs 50,000 from each student to run the colleges.

Students of seven colleges in the valley are associated with PECSC namely Kathmandu Engineering College, Kantipur Engineering College, Advanced College, ACME College, Kathford College, Himalaya College and National College.